The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature: Katharine Briggs: Selected Works

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415291514
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/2002
  • Edition description: FAC
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Fairy Peoples
I Historic Survey 3
II The Fairy Realms 12
III Tutelary Spirits 25
IV Forgotten Gods and Nature Spirits 40
V The Host of the Dead 48
VI Hobgoblins and Imps 55
VII Giants, Hags and Monsters 62
VIII Fairy Beasts 71
IX Fairy Plants 82
X Regional Differences 87
Pt. 2 Traffic with the Fairies
XI The Fairy Dependence 95
XII Time and Seasons 104
XIII Fairy Morality: The Double Strain 108
XIV Changelings and Midwives 115
XV Fairy Wives and Fairy Lovers 123
XVI Fairy Encounters and Odd Experiences 130
XVII Human Opinions 140
Pt. 3 Some Literary Fairies
XVIII The Poets: Eighteenth Century 153
XIX The Poets: The Nineteenth Century and After 165
XX The Foreign Invasion 174
XXI The Moralists 181
XXII Folklorists and Collectors 188
XXIII The Humourists 192
XXIV Whimsy 197
XXV Something to Bite on 203
App. I Fairy Types and Individuals 213
App. II Extracts from Fairy Poems 232
App. III The Cottingley Fairies 238
A List of Books Cited and Consulted 241
Index 251
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