AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures by Katherine Briggs

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A giant compendium of British fairies, etc., which defines the distinctive types of creatures, summarizes the most familiar stories, indicates their Thompson catalog numbers (for type and motif), and includes illustrations from Tolkien, George MacDonald, and others. As president of the English Folklore Society, Briggs is known for both books and university lectures; here she has gathered a staggering amount of material and organized entries of varying lengths on names and places, themes and variations, frequently citing Ruth Tongue, the Opies, and similiar authorities. One can find out about changelings or spells, learn the difference between Greenies and Brownies, and discover the methods of Douglas Hyde or Charles Perrault.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1976
Publisher: Pantheon