British literature - 19th century - History and criticism, Elfen, Feeën, Kabouters (folklore), Sprookjesfiguren, Victoriaanse tijd, English literature -- History and criticism -- 19th century, Fairies, Folklore -- Great Britain, Literature and folklore -- Great Britain, Englisch, Literatur, and Fee
'Teeming with creatures, both real and imagined, this encyclopedic study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. Carole Silver here draws on sources ranging from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the legal, historical, and medical. She is the first to anatomize a world peopled by strange beings who have infiltrated both the literary and visual masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that era.'--BOOK JACKET.
Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature. 2005, p381-388.
Abductions: Motifs R10-R99 Listed under Captives and Fugitives, motifs of kidnapping or abduction by supernatural creatures are numerous. Whether the abductors are gods, spirits, fairies, dwarfs, goblins, witches, or aliens [...]
Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature. 2005, p203-209.
Fairies and Elves: Motifs F200-F399 Although there are creatures in world folklore and literature that are similar to those known in English as fairies, fairies are uniquely European, prominent in [...]
Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature. 2005, p103-107.
Tabu: Eating and Drinking: Motifs C200-C299 There are numerous tabus concerning eating and drinking; these include tabus against eating in a certain place (C210), eating certain things (C220), and eating [...]