Norwegian Folk Tales

Norwegian Folk Tales

From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe

Book - 1982
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Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they first appeared in translation more than a hundred years ago. The Norwegian folktales, said Jacob Grimm, “surpass nearly all others.”
Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. Collected here in a sparkling contemporary translation by Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, these tales brim with the matchless vitality and power of their original telling. Included also are the wonderfully evocative original illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library 

Baker & Taylor
Thirty-five stories about witches, trolls, ogres, foxes, bears, romantic princesses, and heroic country lads

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1982]
Edition: First American paperback edition
ISBN: 9780394710549
Branch Call Number: J 398 ASBJO
Characteristics: 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Oslo : Dreyers Forlag, 1960
Translation of: Norske folke-eventyr


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