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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812–1885)

Asbjörnsen, Peter Christen (ös-byern’sen). A Norwegian folklorist; born in Christiania, Jan. 15, 1812; died there, Jan. 6, 1885. While pursuing botanical and zoölogical studies, and subsequently during various travels at government expense, he eagerly collected folk tales and legends, aided by his lifelong friend Jörgen Moe, with whom he published ‘Norwegian Folk Tales’ (1842–44), and ‘Norwegian Gnome Stories and Folk Legends’ (1845–48), pronounced by Jacob Grimm the best fairy tales in existence. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).