A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language: Folk Narratives (Paperback) book cover

A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language

Folk Narratives

By Katharine M Briggs

© 1991 – Routledge

1,168 pages

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About the Book

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

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