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Dasent, George Webbe Sir 1817-1896

Overview
Works: 207 works in 872 publications in 6 languages and 10,871 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folk tales  Dictionaries  Folklore  Big books  Sagas  Picture books  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ8.A89, E
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Most widely held works by George Webbe Dasent
The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

155 editions published between 1858 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,126 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
The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by Njáll Þorgursson( Book )

104 editions published between 1861 and 2008 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 1,180 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 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trolls pay Halvor an annual Christmas visit until they encounter a great white cat
Icelandic sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British Isles by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

84 editions published between 1887 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 406 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
A collection of popular tales from the Norse and north German by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

24 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly a translation of Asbjornsen's collection of Norse fairy tales
Tales from the fjeld by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

24 editions published between 1874 and 1970 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-one Norse fairy tales, many of which are Norse variations of tales from other countries
An Icelandic-English dictionary by Richard Cleasby( Book )

22 editions published between 1869 and 1969 in English and Icelandic and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic-English dictionary of the Old Icelandic language
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 )

21 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 168 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 165 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
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 156 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 Gisli the outlaw by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

10 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and held by 110 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of giants, trolls, heroes, and beautiful princesses, these 42 folktales include such favorites as "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhũser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," and "The Goatherd."
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 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the first people to settle in Iceland
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

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

3 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norse fairy tales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1860 and 1935 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway
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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

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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