In this lovely and informative book, Carolyn White delves into one of the most intriguing aspects of Irish folklore, the otherworld of fairies. Whether you're a true believer or not, it's impossible not to be seduced by the details of their universe, as White covers everything from the central question of the numerous varieties of fairies to more detailed inquiries about what they eat, where they live, and what happens when a fairy and a mortal fall in love. This is the ultimate guide to the Wee People, from cluricauns and leprechauns, to Silkies, Banshees, and Pookas. Chapters include: Fairies and the Devil, Fairy Clothes and Appearance, Immortality of Fairies, and How to Provoke a Fairy. Filled with entertaining stories and interesting details, A History of Irish Fairies will delight any reader who has ever been curious about this whimsical facet of Irish culture.
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Carolyn White has a PhD in Comparative Literature and has studied in France and traveled extensively in Europe.
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Book Description Mercier Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, cover is different to the one on Amazon, Tanned FoxedThird Edition, 84 pages. Whether you believe in fairies or not you cannot ignore them and here for the first time is A History of Irish Fairies. Having no stories directly from the fairies themselves, we must rely on descriptions by mortal men and women. A large part of the book is concerned with the relations between mortals and fairies, so that the reader may determine the best way to behave whenever he encounters fairies. The book contains such interestin details as the distinction and confusion between cluricaur and leprachaun and the fact that only male infants are stolen from the cradle. You can read about the Far Darrig Merrows and Silkies, Banshees and Keening, the Lianhar Shee, Pookas, Dullahans and Ghosts.In A History of Irish Fairies we find all the magic of the 'wee people'. The author deals with their important place in country folklore and tells us of their mannerisms, clothing, food and love-life.Carolyn White has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has studied in France and travelled extensively in Europe. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3331