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Rubezahl: the Adventureous Mountain Spirit

Musaus, Johann Karl August

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ISBN 10: 0533124905 / ISBN 13: 9780533124909
Published by Vantage Press, New York, NY, 1999
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81 p. Audience: General/trade. Readers unused to the ways of mountain spirits should beware! Rubezahl encountered in these clever and humorous stories, can charm you beyond belief. He is introduced for the first time to English-speaking readers in this book by Piri Korngold Nesselrod, in stories collected by a prolific German writer, J.K.A. Musaus, a contemporary of Goethe, back in the eighteenth century. Believed to have inhabited the underground territories of the Giant Mountains in the provinces of Bohemia and Silesia, the mountain spirit Rubezahl has for centuries, been the talk of the local townsfolk. In turn sympathetic and vengeful, often a prankster, but always magical, Rubezahl leaves an impression on all who meet him. Readers young and old will likewise enjoy this comical and enchanting mountain legends. Fine in fine dust jacket. very lightest of shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0079204

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Title: Rubezahl: the Adventureous Mountain Spirit

Publisher: Vantage Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard cover

Edition: First edition..

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Readers unused to the ways of mountain spirits should beware! Rubezahl encountered in these clever and humorous stories, can charm you beyond belief. He is introduced for the first time to English-speaking readers in this book by Piri Korngold Nesselrod, in stories collected by a prolific German writer, J.K.A. Musaus, a contemporary of Goethe, back in the eighteenth century. Believed to have inhabited the underground territories of the Giant Mountains in the provinces of Bohemia and Silesia, the mountain spirit Rubezahl has for centuries, been the talk of the local townsfolk. In turn sympathetic and vengeful, often a prankster, but always magical, Rubezahl leaves an impression on all who meet him. Readers young and old will likewise enjoy this comical and enchanting mountain legends.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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