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    Description"The Kalevala" is a collection of Finnish and Karelian poetry, compiled by Elias Lonnrot from oral folklore and mythology. Lonnrot was a physician, botanist and linguist, who in 1828 began collecting folk songs and poetry of Finland, travelling extensively in order to obtain his sources. "The Kalevala," first published in 1835, is considered to be one of the most important works of Finnish literature, and regarded as the national epic of Finland. The most commonly read version was published in 1849, and is comprised of 22,795 verses. It begins, like most cultural mythologies, with traditional creation stories that delve into the creation of the earth, flora and fauna, accompanied by characters who serve to narrate the tales. Other stories include themes of magic, romance, lust and seduction, as well as human vulnerability or mortality. The most significant element of the whole work is The Sampo, a magical talisman that brings good fortune to its holder.


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    Title
    The Kalevala
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elias Lonnrot, Translated by John Martin Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 500
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781420940350
    ISBN 10: 142094035X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Libri: I-PO
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 640
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000, POE022000
    Thema V1.0: DCA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Digireads.com
    Imprint name
    Digireads.com
    Publication date
    31 January 2011