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Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures

Oct 04, Searska GreyRaven rated katharije really liked it. Description A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and examines fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.

Now a preeminent expert on fairy stories and folklore, she began to lecture across the country and by the s she had been invited to give lectures in the United States and was regularly interviewed on television. Nov 17, Jacqueline Czel rated it really liked it.

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Refresh and try again. At the time of her death she had been working on a memoir of her childhood days in Scotland and Hampstead, where her love of folklore began.


In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center of the This is a wonderful book and if you have any use brkggs a reference book on fairies, folklore etc. Comprehensive and well written, but somewhat oddly organized. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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There are also line illustrations throughout, and a set of monochrome plates showing classic depictions of fairies, elves, goblins, et al. I read this book as a kid and have kept a copy for reference ever since.

African-American Folktales Roger D. As Briggs and her sisters grew older their main passion was for amateur dramatics. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Dec 29, S. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more The public library had one copy on reserve and I spent hours poring over it when I was there, memorizing the names of the Tuatha de Danann, reading the stories of True Thomas and Tam Lin, studying which virtues were rewarded my fairies and which vices punished.

This is neat, but I don’t have much use for keeping it. The primer for supernatural creatures.

So while I love how in depth it is, the deepness of the research is focused on a relatively narrow subsection of folklore. Dann Dioses rated it liked it Jun 25, Pantheon Books- Juvenile Nonfiction – pages. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


An imaginative storyteller, he loved to tell his children tales and legends; these would have a great impact on the young Katharine, becoming her passion in later life. Briggs and her two sisters, Winifred and Elspeth, developed a close bond with their mother, Mary, after this – all living together for almost fifty years.

Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures

A great guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Lists with This Book. Latin American Folktales John Bierhorst.

This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc. The best source for all your otherworldly questions. Nov 23, Alex rated it liked it. He was a watercolourist and would often take his children with him when he went to paint the landscape. Trivia About Encyclopedia of F Return to Book Page. Katharine Mary Briggs Snippet view – Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Incredibly readable and bottomless inspiration.