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Dasent, George Webbe Sir 1817-1896

Overview
Works: 168 works in 813 publications in 8 languages and 10,502 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Folk tales  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Fiction  Sagas  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ8.A89, 398
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Most widely held works by George Webbe Dasent
Norwegian folk tales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

113 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral tradition kept the stories of Norway alive from generation to generation until they were written down in the 19th century by two Norwegian scholars. This is a selection of the best known tales
The story of Burnt Njal : from the Icelandic of the Njals saga by Njáll Þorgursson( Book )

136 editions published between 1861 and 2007 in English and held by 1,473 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 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trolls pay Halvor an annual Christmas visit until they encounter a great white cat
Tales from the fjeld by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen( Book )

66 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-one Norse fairy tales, many of which are Norse variations of tales from other countries
Icelandic sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British Isles by Great Britain( Book )

30 editions published between 1887 and 1964 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic-English dictionary by Richard Cleasby( Book )

23 editions published between 1869 and 1969 in English and Icelandic and held by 220 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 )

27 editions published between 1843 and 1989 in English and held by 193 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
Icelandic Sagas and other historical documents relating to the settlements and descents of the Northmen on the British isles by George Webbe Dasent( Book )

46 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 111 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 )

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

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

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 69 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 )

16 editions published in 1845 in 4 languages and held by 69 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 68 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 )

6 editions published between 1905 and 1931 in English and held by 64 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose or younger Edda commonly ascribed to Snorri Sturluson by Snorri Sturluson( Book )

11 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from John Sterling to George Webbe Dasent, 1838-1844 by John Sterling( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Norwegian folk talesTales from the fjeld
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Dasent, G. w

Dasent, G. W. 1817-1896

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 sagaTales from the fjeldA grammar of the Icelandic or old Norse tonguePopular tales from Norse mythology