Peter Christen Asbjørnsen





Peter Christen Asbjørnsen


Born
in Christiana, Norway
January 15, 1812

Died
January 06, 1885

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Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a Norwegian writer and scholar. He and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe were collectors of Norwegian folklore. They were so closely united in their lives' work that their folk tale collections are commonly mentioned only as "Asbjørnsen and Moe".

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Norwegian Folktales

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4.09 avg rating — 497 ratings — published 1896 — 53 editions
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A Time for Trolls: Fairy Ta...

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The Runaway Pancake

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The Man Who Kept House

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Saga Six Pack 4 - In The Da...

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Asbjørnsen og Moe: Norske f...

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Zamek Soria Moria. Baśnie n...

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“A great White Bear waits outside. He has faithfully promised to make us all rich if he can but have our youngest daughter.”
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