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The Science of Fairy Tales

An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

by Edwin Sidney Hartland


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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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Duke Classics
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