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ISBN: 0814766838 / ISBN-13: 9780814766835

At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Nymphs, and Other Troublesome Things

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At the Bottom of the Garden is a history of fairies from the ancient world to the present.

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  • At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Nymphs, and Other Troublesome Things (New York University Press) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Diane Purkiss, Jani Scandura (Editor), Professor Michael Thurston (Editor)

    At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Nymphs, and Other Troublesome Things
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    Hardcover, New York University Press
    2001
    English
    356 pages

    ISBN: 0814766838
    ISBN-13: 9780814766835

    At the Bottom of the Garden is a history of fairies from the ancient world to the present. Steeped in folklore and fantasy, it is a rich and diverse account of the part that fairies and fairy stories have played in culture and society. The pretty pastel world of gauzy-winged things who grant wishes and make dreams come true--as brought to you by Disney's fairies flitting across a woodland glade, or Tinkerbell's magic wand--is predated by a darker, denser world of gorgons, goblins, and gellos; the ancient antecedents of ... Show more

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