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Dasent, George Webbe Sir 1817-1896

Overview
Works: 206 works in 768 publications in 9 languages and 10,133 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folklore  Big books  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  History  Records and correspondence  Picture books 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PZ8.A89, E
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Most widely held works by George Webbe Dasent
East o' the sun and west o' the moon by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

150 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 7, 8, 9, e, i, s
The three billy goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three billy goats outsmart the hungry troll who lives ynder the bridge
The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

94 editions published between 1861 and 2007 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cat on the Dovrefell : a Christmas tale by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trolls pay Halvor an annual Christmas visit until they encounter a great white cat
A collection of popular tales from the Norse and north German by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

21 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly a translation of Asbjornsen's collection of Norse fairy tales
The story of Burnt Njal : the great Icelandic tribune, jurist, and consellor by Njála( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1941 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icelandic sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British Isles( Book )

34 editions published between 1887 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarb k; and H konar saga H konarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which H kon's reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla r arson at the instigation of the king's son
An Icelandic-English dictionary, based on the ms. collections of the late Richard Cleasby by Richard Cleasby( Book )

15 editions published between 1869 and 1874 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Icelandic or old Norse tongue by Rasmus Rask( Book )

25 editions published between 1843 and 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a reprint of the English translation (1843) by Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask s Anvising till Isländskan eller Nordiska Fornspråket (1818). This re-edition, with an added bio-bibliography of Rask, should enable the linguist of today to obtain a fairly rounded picture of this important 19th-century scholar who, together with Bopp and Grimm, has justly been ranked among the founding fathers of the comparative-historical study of Indo-European languages. Rasmus Kristian Rask (1787 1832) did not occupy himself with historical linguistics alone as a comparativist, but also with language as a system based on a notion of structure comprised of three key ideas: the idea of wholeness, the idea of transformation (derivation and composition), and the idea of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and practical premises for the composition of grammars, and in this he was far ahead of his time and in closer proximity to the linguistic concerns and problems of our era. From both theoretical and pedagogical points of view, Rask s grammar of Icelandic remains a most remarkable work
The story of Burnt Njal by Njáll Þorgursson( Book )

6 editions published between 1911 and 1960 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gisli the outlaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vikings of the Baltic; a tale of the North in the tenth century by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

17 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular tales from Norse mythology by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mamma's black nurse stories : West Indian folklore by Mary Pamela Milne Home( Book )

5 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes of Iceland; adapted from Dasent's translation of "The story of Burnt Njal", the great Icelandic saga by Allen French( Book )

4 editions published between 1905 and 1931 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophilus in Icelandic, Low German and other tongues from the m.ss. in the Royal library, Stockholm by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

11 editions published in 1845 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from the fjeld. A second series of popular tales, from the Norse of P. Chr. Asbjörnsen by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jest and earnest; a collection of essays and reviews by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

6 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of an eventful life by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

11 editions published between 1850 and 1906 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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East o' the sun and west o' the moon
Alternative Names
Dasent, G. w

Dasent, George W. 1817-1896

Dasent, George Webbe 1817-1896

Dasent, George Webbe 1817-1896 Sir

Dasent, George Webbe, Sir, 1817-1896

George Dasent

Webbe Dasent, George 1817-1896

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The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals sagaA collection of popular tales from the Norse and north GermanA grammar of the Icelandic or old Norse tonguePopular tales from Norse mythology