Norwegian Folk Tales

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Dreyers Forlag, 1960 - Juvenile Fiction - 188 pages
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WITH BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen 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.

  

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Review: Norwegian Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

beautiful cover art, a great collection of stories, and ideas of Norwegian stories. Read full review

Review: Norwegian Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

This is from the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library series. I mention this because this is in fact a selected group of their fairy tales, from differing sources -- the table of contents ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
16
Section 3
20
Section 4
106
Section 5
108
Section 6
112
Section 7
118
Section 8
150
Section 9
182

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About the author (1960)

Boyhood friends Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe discovered an interest in folktales in common, and were inspired by the German Grimm brothers to collect and publish their favorite homeland tales. The first volume of collected "Norwegian Folktales "was published in 1845, and became exceedingly popular. Asbjornsen was born in 1812 in Christiana (Oslo) and became a teacher. Moe was born on a farm in Ringerike, and continued his family trade.

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