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Briggs, Katharine Mary

Overview
Works: 172 works in 799 publications in 4 languages and 15,470 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Folk tales  Folklore  Fairy tales  Fiction  Juvenile works  Festschriften  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, hon, Dedicatee
Classifications: GR141, 398.45
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Most widely held works by Katharine Mary Briggs
An encyclopedia of fairies : hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ed. published under title: A dictionary of fairies. Lists entries on fairies and other supernatural creatures, and terms and phrases associated with them
Folktales of England by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, s
A dictionary of British folk-tales in the English language : incorporating the F.J. Norton collection by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic in folklore scholarship arranged in 2 parts. Folk Narratives contains tales told for edification or delight, but not thought to be factually true. Folk Legends presents tales the tellers believed to be records of actual events"--publisher's website
British folk-tales and legends : a sampler by Katharine Mary Briggs( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time a writer decided to set down the most memorable and magical tales she could find. She searched the country high and low, seeking out folktales and legends, ancient lore and modern cautionary tales. This title contains her collection
The fairies in English tradition and literature by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of Puck : an examination of fairy beliefs among Shakespeare's contemporaries and successors by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairies in tradition and literature by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Capricious and vengeful, or beautiful and generous, they've held us in thrall for generations. And on a summer's morn, as the dew dries softly on the grass, if you kneel and look under a toadstool, well ..."--Amazon.com
British folktales by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the author's Dictionary of British folk-tales in the English language
Pale Hecate's team : an examination of the beliefs on witchcraft and magic among Shakespeare's contemporaries and his immediate successors by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanishing people : fairy lore and legends by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of traditional fairy lore. Internationally acclaimed as one of Britain's most respected folklore scholars, Katharine Briggs (1898-1980) was also one of the most popular authors in the field. These selected works provide some of her landmark writings, spanning the whole of her publishing career, from 1959 to 1980
The Witch figure / folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. Briggs by Venetia Newall( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative religion, sociology and literature and include: Carmen Blacker, H.R. Ellis Davidson, Margaret Dean-Smith, L.V. Grinsell, Christina Hole, Venetia Newall, Geoffrey Parrinder, Anne Ross, Jacqueline Simpson, Beatrice White, John Widdowson
Hobberdy Dick by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hobgoblin is charged with the protection of an unloving Puritan family who come to live at an English manor in 1652
Nine lives : the folklore of cats by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of fairies : hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten folk tales of the English counties by Ruth L Tongue( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, first published in 1970, Ruth L. Tongue has collected a number of county folk tales recorded by her from childhood onwards, from old people, village children and farm round-the-fire sessions. Many of the beliefs embodied in the gipsy and witchcraft tales are still in practice today among the travelling people and locally gifted' healers. The tales reveal a good deal of fairy lore, some tree lore, including ghostly trees like Crooker, and the uncanny' Black Dog makes his appearance in more than one tale. The collection includes several of the long fireside tales which would be told on succeeding evenings on winter nights round the kitchen fire, and rhozzums from various localities
Kate Crackernuts by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-spirited girl tries to shield her innocent stepsister from a witch's wrath during the turbulence caused by the 17th-century wars between the Scots and English
The personnel of fairyland; a short account of the fairy people of Great Britain for those who tell stories to children by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folklore of the Cotswolds by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbey lubbers, banshees, & boggarts : an illustrated encyclopedia of fairies by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "Who's Who" of fairyland, with entries by fairy name and additional legends, songs, and anecdotes within each entry
The vanishing people ; a study of traditional fairy beliefs by Katharine Mary Briggs( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie van de hoofdfiguren in sprookjes/volksverhalen van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland, waarbij bovennatuurlijke vermogens beschreven worden
 
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British folk-tales and legends : a sampler
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British folk-tales and legends : a samplerThe anatomy of Puck : an examination of fairy beliefs among Shakespeare's contemporaries and successorsThe fairies in tradition and literatureThe Witch figure / folklore essays by a group of scholars in England honouring the 75th birthday of Katharine M. BriggsNine lives : the folklore of catsA dictionary of fairies : hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creaturesForgotten folk tales of the English countiesThe folklore of the CotswoldsThe vanishing people ; a study of traditional fairy beliefs
Alternative Names
Briggs, K. M.

Briggs, K. M. 1898-1980

Briggs, K. M. (Katharine Mary)

Briggs Katharine

Briggs Katharine 1898-1980

Briggs, Katharine (Katharine Mary), 1898-1980

Briggs Katharine M.

Briggs, Katharine M. 1898-1980

Briggs, Katharine Mary 1898-1980

Briggs, Katherine 1898-1980

Briggs, Katherine M. 1898-1980

Katharine Mary Briggs British folklorist

Katharine Mary Briggs Brits essayiste (1898-1980)

Katharine Mary Briggs saggista, scrittrice e drammaturga inglese

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キャサリン・メアリ・ブリッグズ

ブリッグズ, K. M

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ブリッグズ, キャサリン・M

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