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The Welsh Fairy Book

(1907)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A fairy (also fey or fae or faerie; collectively, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, and other euphemisms) is the name given to an alleged metaphysical spirit or supernatural being.

The fairy is based on the fae of medieval Western European (Old French) folklore and romance. Fairies are often identified with related beings of other mythologies (see list of beings referred to as fairies). Even in folklore that uses the term "fairy," there are many definitions of what constitutes a fairy. Sometimes the term is used to describe any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.

Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and as having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously the dead, or some form of angel, or a species completely independent of humans or angels. Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity. These explanations are not always mutually incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 0-559-07581-2 / 978-0-559-07581-0 (USA edition)
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March 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Welsh Fairy Book
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 0-613-90631-4 / 978-0-613-90631-9 (USA edition)
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November 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Welsh Fairy Book
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 0-902375-60-1 / 978-0-902375-60-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 1-374-99514-2 / 978-1-374-99514-7 (USA edition)
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 1-5171-2111-6 / 978-1-5171-2111-2 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 1-162-71214-7 / 978-1-162-71214-7 (USA edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book (Myths, Legend and Folk Tales from Around the World)
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 1-907256-68-7 / 978-1-907256-68-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abela Publishing
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 1-4099-7393-X / 978-1-4099-7393-5 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 0-559-07570-7 / 978-0-559-07570-4 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 0-559-07578-2 / 978-0-559-07578-0 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 0-559-07564-2 / 978-0-559-07564-3 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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ISBN: 0-559-07574-X / 978-0-559-07574-2 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book: (Forgotten Books)
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 1-60506-169-7 / 978-1-60506-169-6 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 1-4191-8763-5 / 978-1-4191-8763-6 (USA edition)
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics)
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 0-486-41711-5 / 978-0-486-41711-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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February 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
Author(s): W Jenkyn Thomas
ISBN: 0-7083-1257-8 / 978-0-7083-1257-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: University of Wales Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book (Illustrated)
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February 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics)
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
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September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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