At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Nymphs, and Other Troublesome Things (Paperback)Diane Purkiss (author)
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Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 17 mm
Edition: USA Pbk ed.
." . . a scholarly overview of the role that fairies have played in culture from the past to the present."
"Illuminating and enormous fun."
"At the Bottom of the Garden is brilliant, always on the move, and bone-chilling. There's nothing cutesy about this highly suggestive, provocative scholarship; the creatures animating this book are about as cuddly as scorpions, wee rattlers, and black-widow spiders. Purkiss has written a witty and compelling work that will fascinate readers and haunt our imaginations."
-James Kincaid, University of Southern California, author of Erotic Innocence
"Fascinating. . . . Rigorously researched. . . . Highly recommended."
"Enchanting . . . witty . . . full of surprises and delights."