Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. Written for students and general readers, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world. The handbook defines and classifies types of fairies, provides numerous examples and texts, overviews scholarship, and discusses the role of fairies in art, film, and popular culture. It closes with a glossary and a bibliography of print and electronic resources.
Author: D. L. Ashliman Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Published: 12/30/2005 Pages: 240 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.11lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.22w x 0.90d ISBN: 9780313333491
Review Citation(s): Choice 07/01/2006 pg. 1971 Reference and Research Bk News 11/01/2006 pg. 90 American Reference Bks Annual 01/01/2007 pg. 494
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).