Author:Edwin Sidney Hartland

Edwin Sidney Hartland

British solicitor and folklorist


  • English Fairy and Other Folk Tales (1890) (external scan)
  • The Science of Fairy Tales: An Enquiry into the Fairy Mythology (1891)
  • Primitive Paternity: The Myth of Supernatural Birth in Relation to the History of the Family (2 vols., 1909) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • The Legend of Perseus: A Study of Tradition in Story, Custom and Belief (1894-6) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)

Contributions to Folk-LoreEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1927, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.