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Katharine Briggs

Collected Works, 1st Edition

By Katharine Briggs


5,136 pages

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pub: 2002-12-05
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Katharine Briggs (1898-1980) was internationally acclaimed as one of Britain's most respected folklore scholars as well as one of the most popular authors in the folklore field. She was president of the English Folklore Society, which still gives an annual literary prize in her name, as well as honorary member of the American Folklore Society.

This collection is a facsimile of thirteen volumes of the works of Katharine Briggs, spanning the whole of her publishing career, from 1959 to 1980. The works provide detailed coverage of all aspects of British folklore, from studies of the beliefs of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in fairies, magic and witchcraft to detailed histories of regional folktales and the creatures that inhabit them.

Table of Contents

Volume I: The Anatomy of Puck [1959]

Hb: 0-415-29148-8: 295pp: £65.00

Volume II: Pale Hecate's Team [1962]

Hb: 0-415-29149-6: c. 300pp: £65.00

Volume III: Folktales of England [1965]

Hb: 0-415-29150-X: 194pp: £55.00

Volume IV: The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature [1967]

Hb: 0-415-29151-8: c.270pp: £65.00

Volume V: A Dictionary of British Folktales, Part A: Folktales vol. I [1970]

Hb: 0-415-29152-6: 586pp: £95.00

Volume VI: A Dictionary of British Folktales, Part A: Folktales vol. II [1970]

Hb: 0-415-29153-4: 586pp: £95.00

Volume VII: A Dictionary of British Folktales, part B: Folk Legends vol. I [1970]

Hb: 0-415-29154-2: 696pp: £95.00

Volume VIII: A Dictionary of British Folktales, part B:Folk Legends vol. II [1970]

Hb: 0-415-29155-0: 774pp: £95.00

Volume IX: The Folklore of Cotswolds [1974]

Hb: 0-415-29156-9: 209pp: £55.00

Volume X: A Dictionary of Fairies [1976]

Hb: 0-415-29157-7: 513pp: £95.00

Volume XI: The Vanishing People [1978]

Hb: 0-415-29158-5: 218pp: £55.00

Volume XII: Abbey Lubbers, Banshees and Boggarts [1979]

Hb: 0-415-29159-3: 169pp: £55.00

Volume XIII: Nine Lives: The Folklore of Cats [1980]

Hb: 0-415-29160-7: 232pp: £55.00

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh