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An Encyclopedia of Fairies

Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures

1st American ed.
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This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.

Written in English

481 pages

This book lists entries about fairies and other supernatural creatures, and terms, phrases and tales associated with them. Many fairy stories are related and then examined, though they are not necessarily in the format of traditional "fairy tales." Some are related as legends, while others are a recounting of personal experiences with the supernatural.

The book also has an index to motifs and types, so the reader may compare similar kinds of stories or creatures. This large tome spans ten centuries. The creatures covered therein are mostly those associated with the British Isles, but a few "foreign fairies" are mentioned in passing, especially for comparison.

For more expansive (though not complete) coverage of fairies throughout the world, the author made mention of Thomas Keightley's "The Fairy Mythology."

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An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures
August 1978, Pantheon Books
in English
Cover of: An Encyclopedia of Fairies
An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures
August 1978, Pantheon Books
in English
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An encyclopedia of fairies: Katharine Briggs.
1977, Pantheon Books
in English
Cover of: An Encyclopedia of Fairies
An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures
1976, Pantheon Books
in English - 1st American ed.

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An Encyclopedia of Fairies

Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures

First published in 1976



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This book lists entries about fairies and other supernatural creatures, and terms, phrases and tales associated with them. Many fairy stories are related and then examined, though they are not necessarily in the format of traditional "fairy tales." Some are related as legends, while others are a recounting of personal experiences with the supernatural.

The book also has an index to motifs and types, so the reader may compare similar kinds of stories or creatures. This large tome spans ten centuries. The creatures covered therein are mostly those associated with the British Isles, but a few "foreign fairies" are mentioned in passing, especially for comparison.

For more expansive (though not complete) coverage of fairies throughout the world, the author made mention of Thomas Keightley's "The Fairy Mythology."

An Encyclopedia of Fairies

Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures

1st American ed.

This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [455]-462.
First ed. published under title: A dictionary of fairies.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
398.2/1/03
Library of Congress
GR549 .B74 1976b

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 481 p. :
Number of pages
481

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Open Library
OL4883501M
Internet Archive
encyclopediaoffa00brig
ISBN 10
0394409183
LC Control Number
76012939
Library Thing
66250
Goodreads
1178953

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