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Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Briggs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books, An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books,

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Dec 13, Laura Keating rated it it was amazing. Grafted trees were connected with fairies because they were called “ymp trees.

In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center encycopedia the book were inserted upside-down.

Encyclopedia of Fairies : Katharine M. Briggs :

Both an anthology afiries fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more. Looking for beautiful books? Published by Pantheon first published January Open Preview See a Problem? 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 fo in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.

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

A lot of redundancies because all sorts of creatures reappeared, slightly different, under different names, sometimes in very limited locales, or even the proper name of a single being. Because I’m only reviewing my favorite books — not every book I read. Information taken from http: Excellent reference book for fantasy writers!

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.


This book has been absolutely indispensable kaatharine one of my best purchases. As well as the og index and bibliography, the book also has an Index of Types and Motifsby which folklore tales have been categorised, thus making it easy to compare similarities between stories which someti A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles.

It is good, but it focuses almost exclusively on the fairies of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Consider a novel’s presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. Fairiws ratings by Goodreads. The best source for fairies and strange creatures in literature and popular stories. Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Jun 18, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Trivia About Encyclopedia of F Dann Dioses rated it liked it Jun 25, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

In she published another children’s book, Kate Crackernutsand became involved with the Folklore Society of the UK, later being elected as its president in Dec 02, James Kelly fairries it it was amazing.

As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies. Like Keightley’s Fairy mythology, I bought this paperback in the early s and now, sadly, the spine’s giving way and all the pages are starting to tumble out.

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. Index of Types and Motifs. Although not a book that I would read from cover-to-cover, it’s fun to dip into: Folk Tales from India A.


Like its contents, this book is magical. I use it regularly for inspiration for my fairy tale maps. Books by Katharine M. Also, Maggie Stiefvater agrees with me.

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

The Best Books of Account Options Sign in. This is also facilitated by the entries being cross-referenced within the text rather like a hyper-text webpage.

A great guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: When Briggs was 12 her father had Dalbeathie House built in Perthshire and the family moved permanently to Scotland; however, tragedy struck when he died two years later. Briggs is an excellent folklorist and gathers together in this book not only elves, banshees, and grims, but also Perrault, Herrick, Yeats, and encclopedia of other writers and folklorists whose work she fariies from.

This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc.

African-American Folktales Roger D. Want to Read saving…. Even through my adult life, this book has enjoyed a sort of clout in my imagination that few do, and so I decided to revisit it.

Other editions – View kathwrine An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Paperbackpages. No eBook available Amazon.