Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Briggs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books, An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books,

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This was followed by Hobberdy Dicka children’s story about a hobgoblin in Puritan England.

Other editions – View all An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Like Keightley’s Fairy mythology, I bought this paperback in the early s and now, sadly, the spine’s giving way and all the pages if starting to tumble out. Grafted trees were connected with fairies because they were called “ymp trees. 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.

This encyclopeeia a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc.

Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures

Jul 22, Fraser Sherman rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best source for all your otherworldly questions. Jun 26, Tracey rated it it was amazing. As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies. At the time of her death she had been working on a memoir of her childhood days in Scotland and Hampstead, where her love of folklore began.

They vriggs and performed their own plays at their home and Briggs would pursue her interest in theatre throughout her education. 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, katharrine 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.


Pantheon Books- Juvenile Nonfiction – pages. How many stories were born from its pages? It is good, but it focuses almost exclusively on the fairies of Ireland, Encycloledia, Scotland and Wales.

Briggs offers a detailed look at fairy beliefs, stories an This book was a great favorite of mine as a child. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is also facilitated briggs the entries being cross-referenced within the text rather like a hyper-text webpage.

Katharine Mar Karharine Snippet view – Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Excellent reference book for fantasy writers! Common terms and phrases appeared beautiful beliefs black dog boggart bogies Bran bride brownie Cailleach Cailleach Bheur called cattle Celtic century changeling child Cornwall creatures dancing dead Devil diminutive fairies door eyes fairy ointment farmer Folk-Lore Folk-Tales ghost giant girl gives goblins green Habetrot hair haunted heard Hedley Kow Highlands hill hobgoblin horse hounds human hunting Ireland Irish J.

THE definitive place to start on British fairy folklore.

The Folklorist Briggs continued her studies largely as a hobby, while living with her sisters and mother in Burford, Oxfordshire. 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 and which vices punished.


The best source for fairies and strange creatures in literature and popular stories. As i believed, a must have in your collection if you can get it. Latin American Folktales John Bierhorst.

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Even through my adult life, this book has enjoyed a sort of clout in my imagination that encyclopedja do, and so I decided to revisit it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Published by Pantheon first published January I use it regularly for inspiration for my fairy tale maps. Aug 08, Caleb rated it liked it Fairiex To ask other readers questions about Encyclopedia bgiggs Fairiesplease sign up. Really good reference for the fey.

Books by Katharine M. Incredibly readable and bottomless inspiration. Dec 13, Laura Keating rated it it was amazing. Contents Text of Dictionary. Oct 04, Searska GreyRaven rated it really liked it. Dec 21, Nicholas Bobbitt rated it liked it. View all 3 comments. Dec 29, S.

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