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Title Fairies : a dangerous history / Richard Sugg.
Author Sugg, Richard, 1969- author.
Publication London : Reaktion Books, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Call # 398.21 S
Contents Introduction -- Origins, appearance, locations -- Sightings, meetings, signs -- Fairy dangers -- Literature and art -- Fairy magic: 1800 to the present -- Conclusion: the green mist.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index.
Summary How dangerous were fairies? In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from fallen angels, and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image as gauzy playmates, the fairies feared by ordinary people caused them to flee their homes, to revere fairy trees and paths, and to abuse or even kill infants or adults held to be fairy changelings. Such beliefs, along with some remarkably detailed sightings, lingered on in places well into the twentieth century. Often associated with witchcraft and black magic, fairies were also closely involved with reports of ghosts and poltergeists. In literature and art fairies often retained this edge of danger. From the wild magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream, through the dark glamour of Keats, to the improbably erotic poem 'Goblin Market' or the paintings inspired by opium dreams, the amoral otherness of the fairies ran side-by-side with the newly delicate or feminized creations of the Victorian world. In the past thirty years the enduring link between fairies and nature has been robustly exploited by eco-warriors and conservationists, from Ireland to Iceland. This book tells the story of the many fairy terrors which lay behind Titania or Tinkerbell.
Subject Fairies.
Fairies -- History.
Fairies in literature.
Fairies in art.
Fairies -- Great Britain -- History.
Fairies -- Ireland -- History.
Fairies. (OCoLC)fst00919878
Fairies in art. (OCoLC)fst00919880
Fairies in literature. (OCoLC)fst00919881
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1780238991 hardback
9781780238999 hardback

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