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,... more...