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Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen became famous in the nineteenth century for his imaginative fairy tales, many of which have inspired twentieth-century books and films such as Disney's The Little Mermaid. Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories (1974), translated by Erik Hougaard, presents Andersen's immortal tales as they appeared in the original Danish edition in the 1870s.

One of the most famous saints of medieval Scandinavia was Bridget of Sweden. Bridget, also known as Birgit and Birgitta, became famous and earned respect for her religious visions. Birgitta of Sweden: Life and Selected Revelations (1990), edited by Marguerite T. Harris and translated by Albert Ryle Kezel, collects four of Birgitta's most renowned works, which were originally published in the fifteenth century.

Lagerlöf's Gösta Berling's Saga (1891)—translated into English in 1898—was the author's first major published work, and is still...

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