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British Folk Tales and Legends

A Sampler, 2nd Edition

By Katharine Briggs

Routledge

390 pages

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In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.

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'Katharine Briggs is the magic mirror on the wall. Ask her what you will.' - Richard Adams

About the Author

Katharine Briggs (1898-1980). Eminent folklorist and former president of the Folklore Society.

About the Series

Routledge Classics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO009000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General