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East of the sun and west of the moon; old tales from the north


This edition of East of the Sun and West of the Moon contains the original illustrations by Kay Nielsen which made this collection of fairy stories much-loved and treasured.

Classic tales of Nordic and Norwegian myth abound magically within this book, which was compiled and written by Peter Christen Asbjornsen. Having received over 10 translations into English, it is this rendition by George Webbe Dascent which sits among the best regarded for its vivid and majestic approach to the dialogue and scenes comprising this classic Nordic fairy story. The tale involves a wife's search for her lost husband through an icy landscape full of mystical creatures and beings, such as the troll princess and the White Bear.

In addition to being a sensual and fascinating read, these tales also have importance among scholars who examine story structures. The story has also received multiple adaptations for the screen, with the general themes having transposed themselves to other productions too.