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The vanishing people : fairy lore and legends

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Mary Briggs
ISBN: 0394502485 9780394502489
OCLC Number: 4055969
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The supernatural passage of time in Fairyland --
The origins of fairy beliefs and beliefs about fairy origins --
The Trooping Fairies --
House spirits --
Nature fairies --
Fairy habitations --
Fairy midwives and fairy changelings --
Captives in Fairyland --
Powers exercised by the fairies --
Fairy dealings with mortals --
Fairy patrons and fairy wives --
Fairy morality --
Fairy sports --
Notes and references --
Glossary of fairies --
Book list --
Index of tale types --
Motif index --
General index.
Responsibility: Katharine Briggs ; ill. by Mary I. French.

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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.

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