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British Folk Tales and Legends : A Sampler - Katharine M. Briggs

British Folk Tales and Legends

A Sampler

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780415286022
Number Of Pages: 390

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In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.

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Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Fables and Exemplap. 15
Fairy Talesp. 23
The Dead Moon [dialect Modified]p. 27
Jack and the Giantsp. 38
Jocular Talesp. 61
The Man That Stole the Parson's Sheepp. 71
The Miller's Eelsp. 72
Novellep. 79
Adam Bel, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesleyp. 81
The King of the Liars [transcription from Tape]p. 92
Nursery Talesp. 117
The Cattie Sits in the Kiln-Ring Spinningp. 119
Teeny-Tinyp. 125
The Three Bearsp. 126
Black Dogsp. 135
Bogiesp. 141
The Boggartp. 143
Devilsp. 151
The Devil at Little Dunkeld Mansep. 157
Dragonsp. 165
The Dragon of Wantley [summary]p. 166
King Arthur and the Dragonp. 169
The Linton Wormp. 170
Fairiesp. 175
Anne Jefferies and the Fairies [summary]p. 177
Inkberrow's Ting-Tang [summary]p. 187
The Laird of Balmachie's Wifep. 190
Ghostsp. 197
The Bishopsthorpe Ghostp. 200
Croglin Grange [shortened]p. 202
The Lord Protectorp. 222
The Silken Shawlp. 226
The Six Dead Menp. 227
Giantsp. 231
Brutus and Corineusp. 233
The Giant Bolster [summary]p. 234
The Giant of Carn Galva [slightly Shortened]p. 235
Historical Traditionsp. 241
Burke and Harep. 243
Drake as a Wizardp. 248
Local Legendsp. 271
The Beasts' Thornp. 273
Saintsp. 295
The Crowza Stones [summary]p. 297
Men with Tailsp. 298
St Aloys and the Lame Nagp. 300
St Uncumberp. 302
The Supernaturalp. 309
Witchesp. 325
The Black Hen [slightly Shortened]p. 328
The Blacksmith's Wife of Yarrowfootp. 329
Friar Baconp. 335
Jakey Bascombe and the Cobp. 350
The Silver Sixpencep. 355
The Unbidden Guestp. 356
Miscellaneous Legendsp. 363
Farmer Hewlett's Amendsp. 365
The Foreign Hotelp. 366
The Stolen Corpsep. 368
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ISBN: 9780415286022
ISBN-10: 0415286026
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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