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  • Swedish Folktales and Legends, Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)
  • Swedish Folktales and Legends, Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)
  • Swedish Folktales and Legends, Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)

Author Name    Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)

Title   Swedish Folktales and Legends

Binding   Soft Cover

Book Condition   Very Good +

Size   6.25" x 9.25"

Publisher   New York Pantheon Books 1995

ISBN Number    0679758410 / 9780679758419

Seller ID   002277

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.

Sweden, Lore, Fairy tale, Folktale, Folklore, Mythology, Legend

Price = 12.00 USD

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