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The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature: Katharine Briggs

Selected Works

by Katharine Mary Briggs

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages270
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Open LibraryOL7490335M
ISBN 100415291518
ISBN 109780415291514
OCLC/WorldCa51675192

Briggs, K. M. The Anatomy of Puck. London, An examination of fairy beliefs among Shakespeare's contemporaries and successors. Briggs, K. M. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature. London, Provides an account of fairy traditions, traffic between humans and fairies, and the literary use of these beliefs. Croker, Thomas Crofton. Briggs, Katharine Mary. (). The fairies in tradition and literature. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. MLA Citation. Briggs, Katharine Mary. The fairies in tradition and literature / K.M. Briggs Routledge & Kegan Paul London Australian/Harvard Citation. Briggs, Katharine Mary.

  Other encyclopedias on the subject do exist, often with a Celtic bent—Katharine Briggs's Fairies in Tradition and Literature is a good example—and although Carol Rose's Spirits, Fairies, Gnomes, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia of the Little People is more global, it Brand: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. Katharine Briggs never says that fairies cannot lie. She says only that they do not lie, apparently out of a strict moral code. My current theory is that a semantic shift occurred sometime between The Fairies in Tradition and Literature in and the Circle of Magic series in This shows how fairy mythology is still growing and evolving.

by Katherine M. Briggs and Katharine Briggs | Aug 1 out of 5 stars Hardcover Fairies in Tradition and Literature. by Katherine M. Briggs | Jun 1 out of 5 stars 2. Paperback English Canada. Amazon Music Stream. Katharine Mary Briggs (8 November – 15 October ) was a British folklorist and writer, who wrote The Anatomy of Puck, the four-volume A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language, and various other books on fairies and to , she was president of the Folklore Society, which established an award in her name to commemorate her life and work.


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The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature: Katharine Briggs by Katharine Mary Briggs Download PDF EPUB FB2

If this is 'The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature' by Katherine Briggs, then it is an excellent round-up of beliefs and writings about fairies in England flag Like see review BOOK /5. Enter Katharine Briggs: The Fairies in Tradition and Literature provides a clear, excellently organized introduction to fairy folklore and allusion in the UK until The first section, called "The Fairy Peoples," answers all the basic by: Fairies fascinate young and old alike.

To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature/5(3).

Katharine Briggs is the queen of fairy folklore, and I can highly recommend all of her books. This one is due to be republished inand it's long been out of print. With scholarship and grace, Briggs captures the stories of the fairies, treating them somewhat differently Cited by: The Fairies in Tradition and Literature Briggs V 4 (Katharine Briggs: Collected Works) by Katherine Briggs and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Fairies in English Tradition and Literature Katharine Briggs Collected Works Vol 4 Katharine Briggs Collected Works, Volume 4 by.

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Katharine Briggs was born in Hampstead, London inand was the eldest of three sisters. Inthe first Katharine Briggs book was published, titled The Personnel of Fairyland, a guide to the folklore of Great Britain.

This was followed by Hobberdy Dick (), a children's story about a. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature.

From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits/5(13). Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature.

From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin : Taylor & Francis. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature.

From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first.

Get this from a library. The fairies in English tradition and literature. [Katharine Mary Briggs]. Etymology.

The English fairy derives from the Early Modern English faerie, meaning "realm of the fays". Faerie, in turn, derives from the Old French form faierie, a derivation from faie (from Vulgar Latin fata) with the abstract noun suffix -erie. In Old French romance, a faie or fee was a woman skilled in magic, and who knew the power and virtue of words, of stones, and of ng: Legendary creature, Pixie, Sprite, Tuatha.

Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits/5(10).

Fairies in tradition and literature PDF. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine M. Briggs Free Book PDF. Fairies fascinate young and old alike.

To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness.

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The fairies in English tradition and literature by Katharine Mary Briggs; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Fairies; Places: England. Katharine Mary Briggs (Briggs, Katharine Mary) › Find signed collectible books: 'The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature' Founded inhas become a leading book price comparison site: Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from overThe Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Briggs and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Briggs, Katharine Mary.

The fairies in tradition and literature. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. MLA Citation. Briggs, Katharine Mary. The fairies in tradition and literature / [by] K.M.

Briggs Routledge & Kegan Paul London Australian/Harvard Citation. Briggs, Katharine Mary. Katharine M. Briggs has 33 books on Goodreads with ratings. Katharine M. Briggs’s most popular book is Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies.Katharine Briggs () was internationally acclaimed as one of Britain's most respected folklore scholars as well as one of the most popular authors in the folklore field.

She was president of the English Folklore Society, which still gives an annual literary prize in her name, as well as honorary member of the American Folklore Society.In The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature, Briggs continues her study of fairies in literature up to the twentieth century.

The book is as informative as Puck and, written more for a popular audience, even more engaging, with chapters on hobgoblins and imps, fairy midwives and changelings, fairy wives and lovers, and more.