Swedish Fairy Book

Swedish Fairy Book

by Elena N Grand


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Swedish Fairy Book by Elena N Grand

The following volume of Swedish fairy tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but also most Swedish in their flavor. For the fairy tales of each of the three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own. The wealth of material available has made it possible to give due representation to most types of Swedish fairy tales, from the stories of older origin, the tales of giant, troll, and werewolf, to such delightful tales as "Lasse, My Thrall", and "The Princess and the Glass Mountain," colored with the rich and ornate stylistic garb of medieval chivalric poesy. There has been no attempt to "rewrite" these charming folk-and fairy-tales in the translation. They have been faithfully narrated in the simple, naive manner which their traditional rendering demands. And this is one reason, perhaps, why they should appeal to young readers- by instinct takes kindly to that which is straightforward and sincere, in the realm of Swedish fairy tale as in life itself.

Frederick H. Martens

Swedish Fairy Book contains:
Lasse, my thrall
Finn, the giant, and the minster of lund
The Skalunda giant
Yuletide specters
Silverwhite and Lillwacker
Stompe pilt
The girl and the snake
Faithful and unfaithful
Starkad and bale
The werewolf
First born, first wed
The lame dog
The mount of the golden queen
Old hopgiant
Princess and the glass mountain
Queen Crane
Tales of the Trolls
Charcoal Nils and the Troll-woman
The three dogs
The poor devil
How Smaland and Schonen came to be
The evil one and kitta grau
The lady of Pintorp
The spectre in Fjelkinge
The rooster, the hand-mill and the swarm of hornets
Torre Jeppe
The man who died on holy innocents' day

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537589565
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.44(d)

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