Hobgoblin and Sweet Puck : Fairy Names and Natures.
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Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm, x, 229 pp. From the blurb: "When Skeat said the modern use of fairy is 'improper' he meant only that these frustrating, fascinating, equivocal, ambiguous beings, the descendants of the Fates, who brought gifts to the cradles of children, should correctly be spoken of as fays. Fairy or faerie is properly enchantment, the deception of the eyes - what we now call glamour, which is the same word as grammar and once meant book-learning, the knowledge of hidden things. All this and more, much more, is revealed in Gillian Edwards' latest foray through 'the unexplored pages of the dictionary', this time in pursuit of fairies, or fays, of all kinds. Here are brownies and pixies, elves and goblins (Guelfs and Ghibellines?), dwarfs, gnomes and will o' the wisps. Here are Puck and Oberon, Queen Mab and Titania. Here are bugs and bogles, the 'things that go bump in the night'. And those most modern of sprites, the gremlins, who came out of bottles of beer. Described by its author as 'another collection of useless information, but pleasantly beguiling, I hope', this book should prove irresistible ." Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-14557
Titel: Hobgoblin and Sweet Puck : Fairy Names and ...
Verlag: Geoffrey Bles, London, first edition, 1974
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