Fairy Lore: A Handbook

Fairy Lore: A Handbook

by D. L. Ashliman

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Overview

Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. Written for students and general readers, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world. The handbook defines and classifies types of fairies, provides numerous examples and texts, overviews scholarship, and discusses the role of fairies in art, film, and popular culture. It closes with a glossary and a bibliography of print and electronic resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313042003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Series: Greenwood Folklore Handbooks Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 229
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

D. L. Ashliman is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook (Greenwood, 2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Definitions and Classifications

Examples and Texts

Scholarship and Belief

Contexts

Glossary

Bibliography

Web Resources

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