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Dasent, George Webbe Sir 1817-1896

Overview
Works: 197 works in 828 publications in 8 languages and 10,603 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folk tales  Dictionaries  Folklore  Big books  Toy and movable books  Sagas  Picture books 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, 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 )

167 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 3,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell
The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by Njáll Þorgursson( Book )

104 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three billy goats Gruff by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three billy goats outsmart the hungry troll who lives ynder the bridge
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 735 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 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly a translation of Asbjornsen's collection of Norse fairy tales
Icelandic sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British Isles by Great Britain( Book )

34 editions published between 1887 and 1964 in 5 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic-English dictionary by Richard Cleasby( Book )

20 editions published between 1869 and 1969 in English and Icelandic and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic-English dictionary of the Old Icelandic language
A grammar of the Icelandic or old Norse tongue by Rasmus Rask( Book )

28 editions published between 1843 and 1989 in English and held by 195 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
The story of Burnt Njal, or, Life in Iceland at the end of the tenth century : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

23 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icelandic Sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British isles by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

49 editions published between 1887 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 117 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
The story of Gisli the outlaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'Aulaires' book of Norwegian folktales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one of the Norwegian folk tales collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe telling of trolls, sprites, princesses, cinderlads, talking cats, and mountains made of glass
Popular tales from Norse mythology by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 67 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the first people to settle in Iceland
Through fairy halls of my bookhouse by Olive Beaupré Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of literature for the youngest children including nursery rhymes, fables, folk tales, poems and stories primarily from American and British sources but from many other places, too
Jest and earnest; a collection of essays and reviews by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

6 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophilus in Icelandic, Low German and other tongues from the mss. in the Royal library, Stockholm( Book )

9 editions published in 1845 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Dasent, G. W. 1817-1896

Dasent, George

Dasent, George W. 1817-1896

Dasent, George Webbe 1817-1896

Dasent, George Webbe 1817-1896 Sir

Dasent, George Webbe, Sir, 1817-1896

George Dasent

George Webbe Dasent Brits taalkundige (1817-1896)

Webbe Dasent, George

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