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". ...more

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Norwegian Folktales

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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.”
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North

“Når verden går meg imot, og det unnlater den sjelden å gjøre når det gis noen leilighet til det, har jeg alltid funnet meg vel ved å ta en friluftsvandring som demper for min smule bekymring og uro. Hva som hadde vært i veien denne gangen, husker jeg nå ikke mer; men det som står klart for min erindring, er at jeg en sommerettermiddag for noen år siden vandret oppover engene på østsiden av Akerselva”
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Samlede eventyr. Bd. 1-2

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