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Norwegian Folk Tales

Author : Peter Christen Asbjornsen
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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

D Aulaires Book of Norwegian Folktales

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From the authors who wrote and illustrated Ola, Leif the Lucky, and Children of the Northlights comes their collection of Norwegian folktales. First printed in 1938, this selection of timeless stories returns to enchant audiences all over again. Experience Norway's magical world of cinderlads, princesses, and trolls throughout the pages of d'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales.

The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbj rnsen and Moe

Author : Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
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A new, definitive English translation of the celebrated story collection regarded as a landmark of Norwegian literature and culture The extraordinary folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe began appearing in Norway in 1841. Over the next two decades the publication of subsequent editions under the title Norske folkeeventyr made the names Asbjørnsen and Moe synonymous with Norwegian storytelling traditions. Tiina Nunnally’s vivid translation of their monumental collection is the first new English translation in more than 150 years—and the first ever to include all sixty original tales. Magic and myth inhabit these pages in figures both familiar and strange. Giant trolls and talking animals are everywhere. The winds take human form. A one-eyed old woman might seem reminiscent of the Norse god Odin. We meet sly aunts, resourceful princesses, and devious robbers. The clever and fearless boy Ash Lad often takes center stage as he ingeniously breaks spells and defeats enemies to win half the kingdom. These stories, set in Norway’s majestic landscape of towering mountains and dense forests, are filled with humor, mischief, and sometimes surprisingly cruel twists of fate. All are rendered in the deceptively simple narrative style perfected by Asbjørnsen and Moe—now translated into an English that is as finely tuned to the modern ear as it is true to the original Norwegian. Included here—for the very first time in English—are Asbjørnsen and Moe’s Forewords and Introductions to the early Norwegian editions of the tales. Asbjørnsen gives us an intriguing glimpse into the actual collection process and describes how the stories were initially received, both in Norway and abroad. Equally fascinating are Moe’s views on how central characters might be interpreted and his notes on the regions where each story was originally collected. Nunnally’s informative Translator’s Note places the tales in a biographical, historical, and literary context for the twenty-first century. The Norwegian folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe are timeless stories that will entertain, startle, and enthrall readers of all ages.

The Types of the Norwegian Folktale

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This index to Norwegian fold tales and legends classifies tales by topic, giving sources and occurrences for each, with a bibliography of published sources and of Norwegian research on folktales.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales Q Z

Author : Donald Haase
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Author : Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
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“A great White Bear waits outside. He has faithfully promised to make us all rich if he can but have our youngest daughter.” Often called the Scandanavian 'Beauty and the Beast', 'East of the Sun and West of the Moon' tells of the journey of the daughter as she leaves everything she has ever known to accompany the White Bear to his mountain castle, then to the homes of the Four Winds as she searches for the bear and seeks to rescue him from the clutches of a troll Princess, who resides in a castle that lies east of the sun and west of the moon ... [Folklore Type: ATU-425A (Search for the Lost Husband)]

Folktales of Norway

Author : Reidar Christiansen
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Often lacking the clear episodic structure of folktales about talking animals and magic objects, legends grow from retellings of personal experiences. Christiansen isolated some seventy-seven legend types, and many of these are represented here in absorbing stories of St. Olaf, hidden treasures, witches, and spirits of the air, water, and earth. The ugly, massively strong, but slow-witted trolls are familiar to English-speaking readers. Less well-known, but the subject of an enormous number of legends, are the more manlike yet sinister "huldre-folk" who live in houses and try to woo human girls. These tales reflect the wildness of Norway, its mountains, forests, lakes, and sea, and the stalwart character of its sparse population. "The translation is excellent, retaining the traditional Norwegian style . . . the tales themselves will also appeal to the interested layman."—Library Journal

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Author : Donald Haase
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Author : Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.
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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

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Author : Donald Haase
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Norwegian Folk Tales

Author : Peter Asbjornsen
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Asbjornsen and Moe were inspired by the German folklore collectors, the Brothers Grimm, and followed their approach to preserving these ancient tales. Asbjornsen and Moe collected and published numerous volumes of folk tales in Norwegian from 1841 to 1859 and their work became a source of great pride for the recently independent Norway. The tales were first translated into English in 1859 which helped to make Norwegian folklore popular all over the world. In this entertaining collection, the reader will find ogres, trolls, princesses in need of rescue, magical creatures, thrilling sword fights, and dangerous quests. "Norwegian Folk Tales" also provides a fascinating window into Norwegian culture, history, and religion as the deities and mythical creatures of their ancient history appear in many of the tales. This important and influential collection of folk tales will entertain and educate children and adults alike. Collected together here are all the tales translated by George Webbe Dasent, which originally appeared in two volumes, in an edition printed on premium acid-free paper.

Norwegian folk tales

Author : Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
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NORWEGIAN FOLK TALES were collected and published in the mid 19th century by Peter Christian Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Moe (1813-1882). The folk tales were early on illustrated by our leading artists, and contributed to the development of a national identity. The book contains 20 of the most wellknown folk tales, such as: White-Bear-King-Valemon, Little Freddie and his Fiddle, The Seventh Father of the House, The Princess who Always had to have the Last Word. NORWEGIAN HERITAGE is a series of books about our most important and best-known national icons. The respective titles introduce major personalities from the worlds of art and literature, science and sports, but also the many natural wonders of the country, as well as significant historical periods and cultural expressions. Each book offers an updated introduction to readers who wish to familiarize themselves with a given subject.

Norwegian Folk Tales Illustrated by Erik Werenskiold Theodor Kittelsen Translated by Pat Shaw Iversen Carl Norman Selected Tales

Author : Peter Christen ASBJØRNSEN (and MOE (Jørgen Ingebrektsen))
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Norwegian Folktale Studies

Author : Warren Everett Roberts
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Trolls

Author : Gail Barbara Stewart
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Trolls are the fiercest, ugliest, and most feared creatures in Scandinavian mythology. They live under bridges, in mountains, and deep forests--but no matter where they reside, they have always presented a threat to humans who cross their path. Besides learning the history behind troll folklore, readers will hear the most frightening of the old tales and see how new types of trolls are still found in literature, gaming, and movies.

Fat Cat

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A greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat.

Folktales From Norway

Author : Vidya Devi
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Story telling is a treasure of the rich Norwegian cultural heritage. There are folktales ranging from imaginative stories to those depicting human relationships. The supernatural and extraordinary elements make the folktales stand out from the other stories that are either confined to reality or are based on what is considered true. The present book brings for young readers a collection of few such tales that are sure to give them a pleasant reading experience. Most of the stories have old roots and are carried down from one generation to the other.

How to Draw Norway s Sights and Symbols

Author : Melody S. Mis
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Presents step-by-step directions for drawing the national flag, currency, map, coat of arms, and other sights and symbols of Norway.

All the World s Reward

Author : Reimund Kvideland
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All the World�s Reward presents ninety-eight tales from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Swedish-speaking Finland, and Iceland. Each area is represented by the complete recorded repertoire of a single storyteller. Such a focus helps place the stories in the context of the communities in which they were performed and also reveals how individual folk artists used the medium of oral literature to make statements about their lives and their world. Some preferred jocular stories and others wonder tales; some performed mostly for adults, others for children; some used storytelling to criticize society, and others spun wish fulfillment tales to find relief from a harsh reality. For the most part collected a century ago, the stories were gleaned from archives and printed sources; the Icelandic repertoire was collected on audiotape in the 1960s. Each repertoire was selected by a noted folklorist. Introductions to the storytellers and collectors and commentaries and references for the tales are provided. A general introduction, a comprehensive bibliography, and an index of the tales according to Aarne-Thompson�s typology are also included. Period illustrations add charm to the stories.

Swedish Legends and Folktales

Author : John Lindow
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