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Fairy lore : a handbook

"Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. And while such beliefs stretch back to antiquity, they also appear throughout contemporary popular culture. Written for students and general readers and extensively illustrated, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world." "The first part of the handbook defines and classifies different types of fairies. The book then provides numerous examples of fairy lore along with excerpts from different traditions and examines various approaches to the study of fairies. A final chapter looks at the presence of fairy lore in literature, art, film, and popular culture. The handbook includes a glossary and a bibliography of print and electronic resources for student research."--Jacket
eBook, English, 2006
Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2006