Swedish folktales and legends

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Sweden.

Subjects:

  • Tales -- Sweden.,
  • Legends -- Sweden.

Edition Notes

Translated from the Swedish.

Book details

Statementselected, translated, and edited by Lone Thygesen Blecher and George Blecher.
SeriesThe Pantheon fairy tale and folklore library, Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library
ContributionsBlecher, Lone Thygesen., Blecher, George.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR225 .S87 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 383 :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1393581M
ISBN 100394547918
LC Control Number93000748

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