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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Bruggs all 7 comments. How many hands have held this book? If you have ever wanted to know anything about fairy folklore, this is the book to read. Aug 15, Emma marked it as to-read.

Jun 18, Matt rated it it was amazing. A great guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. A Note on the Pronunciation of Celtic Names.

This work remains the definitive collection of British folk stories, becoming a vital resource for writers, academics and storytellers. As well as the usual index and bibliography, the book also has an Index of Types and Motifsby which folklore tales have been categorised, thus making it easy to compare similarities between stories which sometimes span the length of the land.


An Encyclopedia of Fairies: A complete guide to encyclopedi lore from the Middle Ages to the present. This is neat, but I don’t have much use for keeping it.

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

Information taken from http: As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies. Nov 13, Meghan rated it it was amazing.

From inside the book. Like Keightley’s Fairy mythology, I bought this paperback in the early s and now, sadly, the spine’s encyclopsdia way and all the pages are starting to tumble out.

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

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In she published another children’s book, Kate Crackernutsand became involved with the Folklore Society of the UK, later being elected as its president in Paperbackpages. An imaginative storyteller, he loved to tell his children tales and legends; these would have a great impact on the young Katharine, becoming her passion in later life.


A great starting place for all things faerie.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Want to Read saving…. The pages are yellowed, and well-thumbed, and I noticed this edition was printed in the same year I was born. Description A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and dncyclopedia fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.

Early Life Katharine Briggs was born in Hampstead, London inand was the eldest of three sisters. Fantastic folklore, and the histories of the beliefs. The encyclopedic structure offers only tidbits for each envyclopedia creature and custom listed, but it is a great starting point and the bibliography is invaluable. This is a wonderful book and if you have any use for a reference book on fairies, folklore etc.