About This Text
This text was prepared by Lisa Ripperton, using
as copytext, Popular Tales from the Norse, by
Sir George Webbe Dasent,
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons and Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888.
This was the third edition of this book.
This version was selected because it contains all the stories
translated by Dasent.
This online text contains all the material later published
under the title East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon,
but it does not include the very lengthy Introduction, consisting of
Origin, Diffusion, Norse Mythology, Norse Popular Tales, and Conclusion.
Nor does it contain the Introduction to Appendix, the Note to Introduction to
Appendix and the Appendix proper, containing 13 ANANZI stories.
Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain
in the United States. By
U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after
its first publication.
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