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Title True and untrue and other Norse tales / edited and compiled by Sigrid Undset ; illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman
Edition First University of Minnesota Press edition
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013
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Contents True and untrue -- The mastermaid -- Soria Moria Castle -- The seven foals -- Dapplegrim -- Farmer Weathersky -- The giant who had no heart in his body -- The Big Bird Dan -- The boy with the ale keg -- The blacksmith they were afraid to receive in hell -- Gertrude's bird -- Why the sea is salt -- Buttercup -- Herding the king's hares -- The ashlad who made the princess say, "You lie" -- Well done and ill paid -- Why the bear is stumpy-tailed -- The fox as herdsman -- Gudbrand on the hillside -- Little Frikk and his fiddle -- The husband who was to mind the house -- Not a pin to choose between them -- The squire's bride -- The master thief -- The parson and the sexton -- East o' the sun and west o' the moon -- The reward of the world
Summary A selection of Norwegian folktales chosen by Sigrid Undset, True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales is based on the classic folklore collected by Pieter Christian Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe. These wonderful stories tell of worlds similar to our own, worlds with love and hate, sorrow and joy, humor and pathos. Beginning with brothers named True and Untrue, the book takes readers through tales of princes and princesses, giants and trolls, husbands and wives, and a castle that is "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon." Strikingly illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman while under fire in Italy during the Second World War and with a remarkable foreword by Undset, True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales has a story for everyone
Notes "These tales are based on the original stories collected by Peter Christian Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe"--Title page verso
Reprint of: True and untrue and other Norse tales / edited by Sigrid Undset. -- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1945
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Subject Fairy tales -- Norway.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Chapman, Frederick T. (Frederick Trench), 1887-1983, illustrator
Undset, Sigrid, 1882-1949, editor
Based on (work): Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen, 1812-1885. Norske folke-eventyr.
ISBN 0816684804 (electronic bk.)
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