A volume in the Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library series. Selected, translated, and edited by Lone and George Blecher. ~~ Large beige paperback with illustrated cover. Originally published in hardcover by Pantheon in 1994. 383 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. List of Illustrators. ~~ Book is clean, binding tight, with negligible edge wear and two small, light stains on fore edge. Front flyleaf bears a previous owner gift inscription. ~~ An ambitious collection of Swedish lore by two prize-winning translators of Swedish and Danish, preceded by an informative Introduction by Lone Blecher. Content is organized by subject: Animal Tales; Trolls, Giants, Ghosts, and Other Beings; True Dummies and Clever Folk; How to Win the Princess; Tales of Heroes and Heroines; Metamorphoses; Tales of Men and Women; Moral Tales; Parsons, the Good Lord, and the Evil One; Tall Tales, Superstitions, and Jingles. Notes provide informaton about informants, collectors and sources of tales, as well as the catalogue number from the Aarne-Thaompson "Types of the Folktale" catalogue. An excellent compilation, complemeted by numerous illustrations by various artists.