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Download EBOOK A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales PDF for free Autor: Katharine Briggs
ISBN-13: 9780415066969
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publisher date: 9/28/1991
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 26.28 MB
Language: English

Description of the book "A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales":

Incoroporating the F. J. Norton Collection
First published in 1970 to a chorus of critical acclaim, A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language is now regarded as a classic in folklore scholarship. Arranged in two parts, the dictionary presents folk narratives--tales told for edification or delight--as well as folk legends--tales believed by the tellers to be records of actual events.

The first part, Folk Narratives, is divided into five sections: Fables and Exempla, Fairy Tales, Jocular Tales, Novelle, and Nursery Tales. The second part, Folk Legends, explores the legendary figures of black dogs, bogies, devils, dragons, fairies, ghosts PDF, giants, as well as historical and local legends, origin myths, saints, the supernatural, and witches.

Each part of A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language contains a bibliography, a source, a tale-type or classified index, and an index of story titles, which make it the ideal reference for folklorists and historians.
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