- Series: Greenwood Folklore Handbooks
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Greenwood (December 30, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0313333491
- ISBN-13: 978-0313333491
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,131,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fairy Lore: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks)
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"One in a series of folklore handbooks, this guide concentrates on the fairy lore of northwestern Europe. Ashliman devotes a large portion of the book to examples and texts and maintains that the majority of the stories were originally presented as authentic experiences to a believing audience. The premise for most of these stories being that unseen beings exist which influence our human lives. Also included is a chapter devoted to definitions and classifications of fairy mythology, a glossary of fairy terminology as well as a comprehensive list of web resources." - Reference & Research Book News
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).
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