The Science of Fairy Tales
An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology
Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures.
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Title: The Science of Fairy Tales
Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland