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A collection of gothic short stories about and inspired by the terrifying power of fairies and the fae. 

 

Commissioned for the British Library, this collection is subtitled Haunting Tales of the Fae and brings together short stories with a darker twist that are inspired by traditional folklore and folktales about the mysterious and often frightening powers of the Fair Folk. The authors represented by this collection range from Arthur Machen to Angela Carter, and their stories subvert the lighter depictions of fairies that dominated the public imagination during the nineteeth and early twentieth centuries. This is an enlightening collection to thrill and unsettle those interested in fairy folklore and its history. 

 

London: British Library, 2021. Hardcover, 336 pages. New.

Fearsome Fairies – (ed.) Elizabeth Dearnley

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