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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East o' the Sun and West o'...

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Norwegian Folktales

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A Time for Trolls: Fairy Ta...

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Saga Six Pack 4 - In The Da...

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The Runaway Pancake

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The Complete and Original N...

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Asbjørnsen og Moe: Norske f...

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