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by Katharine Mary Briggs

The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends download ebook
ISBN:
0394502485
ISBN13:
978-0394502489
Author:
Katharine Mary Briggs
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Pantheon Books; 1st American ed edition (November 1, 1978)
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218 pages
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The Vanishing People. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. People Fairy Lore and Legends. Katharine Briggs Illustrations by. Mary. Pantheon books, new york.

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This 218 page excursion into the Secret Commonweath covers such topics as; 1) Types of Fairies; brownies, hobgoblins, pixies, trooping fairies, house fairies, fairy midwives and changelings. 2) Topical Issues: Fairy beliefs and origins, supernatural passage of time in fairyland, fairy dealings with mortals, fairy morality and fairy sports

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Author : Briggs Katharine Mary Title : An encyclopedia of fairies .

In fairy-lore, with which we are dealing here, there are two main general usages. The fairies themselves are said to object to the word, and people often think it better to speak of them euphemistically as 'the Good Neighbours', 'the Good Folk', 'the Seelie Court', 'Them Ones', or, more distantly, as 'the Strangers'. Throughout these islands many names are used for the fairies, the 'Daoine Sidh' in Ireland, the 'Sith' in the Highlands, the 'pisgies' in Cornwall.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Vanishing People Fairy Lore and Legends

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Vanishing People Fairy Lore and Legends. Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York. Publication Date: 1978. Binding: Blue Gilt Ltrd Pctrl Cloth. Illustrator: Mary I. French. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. An internationally known folklorist interweaves legends and stories about fairies with a discussion of the origins of fairy beliefs, kinds of fairies, and fairy powers, sports, and mortality in addition to indexing types of tales and motifs.

An internationally known folklorist interweaves legends and stories about fairies with a discussion of the origins of fairy beliefs, kinds of fairies, and fairy powers, sports, and mortality in addition to indexing types of tales and motifs
Reviews:
  • Marr
Yet another fairy lore masterpiece by Katharine Briggs,very rare and very hard to obtain.I feel lucky to have this one.
  • Wohald
"The fairy people in the British Isles, not to say all over the world, vary so much in character, size, appearance and powers, that it is not surprising to find that they inhabit all kinds of places on land and water, under the earth and above it". So writes Katherine Briggs in a chapter introduction, and in this exhaustive study, she draws upon folklore, oral history, and scholarly research to illustrate the extraordinary range of "others" once believed to live along side humans, though usually invisible. As in many things, different cultures all over the world held amazingly similar beliefs about this topic, considered rather esoteric today. This collection of tales and traditions is fascinating, but perhaps even more valuable is the appendix to The Vanishing People, in which she includes a glossary of the types of fairies (woodwives, water horses, and their like), an index of tale types (visits to fairyland, changelings, etc.), and an index of motifs (taboo, transformation, and magical substances, for instance.) Interesting reading and a great reference as well.
  • Arar
Katherine Briggs' 'The Vanishing People' is an enchanting volume of legend and fairy lore dealing with one of my favorite topics, "the little people."

This 218 page excursion into the Secret Commonweath covers such topics as;

1) Types of Fairies; brownies, hobgoblins, pixies, trooping fairies, house fairies, fairy midwives and changelings.

2) Topical Issues: Fairy beliefs and origins, supernatural passage of time in fairyland, fairy dealings with mortals, fairy morality and fairy sports.

Published in '78 and long OOP it's a hard book to find, but it's a good one.