KATHARINE BRIGGS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES PDF

Biography[ edit ] Katharine Briggs was born in Hampstead , London , the eldest of three surviving daughters of Ernest Edward Briggs, who came from Yorkshire his family had had great success in coal mining in Halifax and Wakefield , and Mary Cooper. The other two sisters were named Winifred and Elspeth. The family moved to Perthshire in , where Ernest built a house, Dalbeathie House. Ernest died there two years later in

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Faular THE definitive place to start on British fairy folklore. Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories an This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Probably not a great idea to read straight through, given that it is an encyclopedia, and doing so took me forever and lead to a lot of dull passages, but it seems like a pretty good reference work, particularly since it covers folk fairy beliefs, tales and their tellers and collectors, rather than focusing on only one aspect of mostly British fairy tradition.

This also covers themes fairy thefts, virtues valued by fairiesa number kathaeine classic folk tales and profiles several prominent folklorists. Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories and ot from the British Isles. To ask other readers questions about Encyclopedia of Fairiesplease sign up. A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles. 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 brihgs which vices punished.

The best source for all your otherworldly questions. 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.

Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more.

It is good, but it encgclopedia almost exclusively on the fairies of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. How many stories were born from its pages? Pantheon Books- Juvenile Nonfiction — pages. Incredibly readable and bottomless inspiration. Excellent reference book for fantasy writers! In addition to entries about the Little People, there are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and Russian Fairy Tales A. An encyclopedia of fairies: Though these books brought a small amount of interest, it was not until the s and s, following the deaths of her sisters and mother, that Briggs became a renowned folklorist.

Preview — Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. She brigggs in the study of traditional folk tales and 17th-century English history. 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. The encyclopedic structure offers only tidbits for each folklore creature and custom listed, but it is a great starting point and the bibliography is invaluable. Encyclopedia of Fairies : Katharine M.

Briggs : In summary, an excellent and engaging reference work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now a preeminent expert on fairy stories and folklore, she began to lecture across the country and by the katharihe she had been invited to give lectures in the United States and encyclopevia regularly interviewed on television.

The primer for supernatural creatures. A great resource, but only when you use it in a way that plays to the strengths of the book. Most Related.

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Faular THE definitive place to start on British fairy folklore. Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories an This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Probably not a great idea to read straight through, given that it is an encyclopedia, and doing so took me forever and lead to a lot of dull passages, but it seems like a pretty good reference work, particularly since it covers folk fairy beliefs, tales and their tellers and collectors, rather than focusing on only one aspect of mostly British fairy tradition.

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