Monday, August 6, 2012

The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature by  Katharine Mary Briggs

I’ve gotta say, I’m a little disappointed to discover that a huge majority of fairies are pranksters with attitude (or downright evil). This book is a marvelous historical study of fairy folk tales which spans a breadth of magical creatures and sources. The author takes Fairy Folklore more seriously than subsequent literature that mangled the stories for the sake of morality, whimsy or romanticism.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number:GR 550 .B685 1967, 2nd Floor Social Science Library
Review submitted by Tracie Hall, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended  

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