© 1991 – Routledge
A classic in folklore scholarship arranged in 2 parts. Folk Narratives contains tales told for edification or delight, but not thought to be factually true. Folk Legends presents tales the tellers believed to be records of actual events.
`No folklore collection can afford to be without these volumes.' - Choice
`This work will be useful in university literature, folklore, history and social history collections and in all libraries as a basic reference source.' - Library Journal
`This enormous, fascinating collection will appeal as much to browsers as to scholars.' - TLS
`A living body of narrative art, a thesaurus of the English imagination.' - The Times
`We are completely in Dr Briggs's debt for this complete, authoritative and seminal canon.' - TES
`A first-rate piece of meticulous scholarship.' - Folklore