A fascinating compendium of folklore, superstitions, and mythology surrounding the 'little people', including discussions of fairy tradition as it appears in great works of English literature.
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- 6.40(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.59(d)
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Shortly after reading about fairies in the World Book Encyclopedia, I went on a crusade to find as much info as I could about the 'fair folk', and it wasn't easy! While exploring my local library, over 10 years ago, I found this title and became enraptured by the amount of references and research in it. I enjoyed every minute! However, the breadth and scope of such a 'compendium' would take far more time to read than what the library could give me, so I searched and searched for my own copy, even frequenting the antiquarian booksellers and book fairs. Imagine my utmost delight that Barnes & Noble had this available as one of their bargain classic titles! I must admit with the previous reviewer, this is a pleasure to read for the fairy historian/enthusiast. For a casual reader, they may want to soak their feet in something lighter before treading the deep blue sea...
Although the pictures are very entertaining I found this book very difficult to understand. But i would recommend it to a fairy lover because they would probobaly find it easy to understand.