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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. If you write as a lot of us here do this briggx a treasure trove of information. As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies. The kf structure offers only tidbits for each folklore creature and custom listed, but it is a great starting point and the bibliography is invaluable. This is also facilitated by the entries being cross-referenced fairiex the text rather like a hyper-text webpage.
Dec 27, Jewels rated it it was amazing Shelves: In addition to entries about the Little People, there are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and Jun 18, Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published by Pantheon first published January Jul 22, Fraser Sherman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays encyclopdeia the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and briygs So while I love how in depth it is, the deepness of the research is focused on a relatively narrow subsection of folklore.
Paperbackpages. As well as the usual 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 sometimes span the length of the land.
Dec 02, James Kelly rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. She specialised in the study of traditional folk tales and 17th-century English history. I’ll just have to keep my eyes open.
The Folklorist Briggs continued her studies largely as a hobby, while living with her sisters and mother in Burford, Oxfordshire. 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.
Folklore expert Briggs converts her research into a handy guide to British fae: 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 for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc. Briggs’s father Ernest was often unwell and divided his time between leafy Hampstead and the clear air of Scotland. View all 3 comments. Nov 13, Meghan rated it it was amazing. Sometimes very slightly different names — not necessarily related to how similar they are in other respects.
However, for its scope, this book cannot be beaten. How many hands have held this book?
Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures
This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc. African-American Folktales Roger D. 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.
Covers a lot of encyclopediq about the devils and death, as well, because of the strong connection between them and the fairies. Katharine Mar Briggs Snippet view – A great guide to fwiries lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Japanese Tales Royall Tyler.
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Preview — Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Index of Types and Motifs.
Aug 08, Caleb rated it liked it Shelves: I read this book as a kid and have kept a copy for reference ever since.
This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. Briggs provides anecdotes as well as descriptions of the immense variety of fairies and other mythological characters. Together she and her sisters performed in plays with local amateur dramatics encyclo;edia and Briggs wrote historical novels set during the Civil War also unpublished.
Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories an This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. There are also line off throughout, and a set of monochrome plates showing classic depictions of fairies, elves, goblins, et al.
Common terms and phrases appeared beautiful beliefs black dog boggart bogies Bran brownie Cailleach Bheur called captives in fairyland cattle Celtic century changeling child Cornwall creatures Dagda dancing dead Devil diminutive fairies door dragon eyes fairy bride fairy ointment farmer Folk-Tales Fomorians ghost giant girl gives goblins Habetrot hair haunted heard hedley kow herla Highlands hill hobgoblin horse hounds human hunt Ireland Irish J.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s invaluable for anyone interested in folklore, covering a vast range of entities from gentle to malevolent, from beneficial to deadly. In the edition I got out the library the illustration pages in the center of the book were inserted upside-down.
Katharine Mary Briggs No preview available – Feb 18, Fiona rated it really liked it. Good reference book if you write fantasy or play RPGs. Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm. This work remains the definitive collection of British folk stories, becoming a vital resource for writers, academics and storytellers.