The World’s Story Volume VIII: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and the Search for the Poles

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the eighth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part VIII include excerpts from the Eddas, the life of the Vikings, the Scandinavian kings' fight for supremacy and the race towards the North and South Pole. - Summary by Sonia
Cast list for The ghost of Hamlet's father:
Bernardo: alanmapstone / Francisco: Jim Locke / Horatio: Eva Davis / Marcellus: Tomas Peter / Hamlet: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Sagas, History

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The humiliating entry of Sonnavater and Knut into Stockholm, by C. G. Hellquist, (Swedish artist, 1851-1890), painting frontispiece Sonia
00:02:23
Play 02 Norway Part I: Stories from Scandinavian mythology: Historical note Sonia
00:02:01
Play 03 The wolf Fenris, from the Younger Edda Sonia
00:06:54
Play 04 The horse Sleipnir, from the Younger Edda Devorah Allen
00:04:42
Play 05 Thor fishes for the Midgard Serpent, from the Younger Edda Tomas Peter
00:05:15
Play 06 Thor among the giants, from the Younger Edda Philip Watson
00:12:37
Play 07 The death of Balder, from the Younger Edda Philip Watson
00:12:35
Play 08 Proverbs from the Eddas Sonia
00:01:24
Play 09 Boinnis Glacier and river, photograph p. 28 Jim Locke
00:02:43
Play 10 Norway Part II: Tales of the sea-rovers: Historical note April6090
00:02:12
Play 11 The discoverer of the North Cape (about 890), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nemo
00:06:20
Play 12 The story of Hakon the Good (934-961), from the Heimskringla Jim Locke
00:19:01
Play 13 Stories of Olaf Tryggvason (king of Norway from 996 to 1000) Devorah Allen
00:14:05
Play 14 Iron-Beard, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sandra Schmit
00:04:10
Play 15 Stories of Olaf the Saint (1015-1030) Jim Locke
00:27:45
Play 16 The ancient church of Göl, photograph p. 76 Foon
00:01:59
Play 17 King Magnus, who was reformed by a poem (reigned from 1035-1047), by Hjalmar H. Boyesen Wanda Wilkey
00:11:33
Play 18 How King Harald Hard-Ruler gave his treasure for his life (1049), by Hjalmar H. Boyesen Jim Locke
00:04:53
Play 19 How King Sigurd smoked out the pirates (1107), from the Heimskringla Chris Fields
00:03:20
Play 20 Birchlegs carrying King Hakon, by Knut Bergslien (Norwegian painter, born 1827), painting p. 88 Sandra Schmit
00:01:54
Play 21 Norway Part III: Life in the Far North: Historical note Foon
00:01:56
Play 22 Finn blood (nineteenth century), by Jonas Lie Jim Locke
00:17:01
Play 23 A home in the North, photograph p. 92 Foon
00:02:35
Play 24 The Naerodal and Jordalsnut, photograph p. 100 Foon
00:02:34
Play 25 How the Laplanders live, by A. F. Mockler-Ferryman KevinS
00:11:46
Play 26 Market day in the Far North, photograph p. 106 Monika M. C.
00:02:26
Play 27 The music of Ole Bull, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow alanmapstone
00:04:37
Play 28 Sweden Part I: Stories of Viking life and adventure: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:35
Play 29 The hall of the early chiefs, by Henry Morley Tomas Peter
00:02:14
Play 30 How the Swedes elected their king, by Neander N. Cronholm alanmapstone
00:02:19
Play 31 How the Swedes learned of Christianity (850), by S. Baring-Gould Jim Locke
00:07:41
Play 32 How Ragnar Lodbrog won a wife and a nickname, by Saxo Grammaticus Sandra Schmit
00:04:14
Play 33 The defeat of the Jomsburg Vikings (983), by Neander N. Cronholm Phjodor
00:07:47
Play 34 Sigrid the Haughty (about 988-1000) April6090
00:35:23
Play 35 Sweden Part II: Tales from Swedish history: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:18
Play 36 The blood-bath of Stockholm (1520), by William Widgery Thomas, Jr. Hopeforce1
00:12:15
Play 37 Gustavus Vasa, the saviour of Sweden (1520), by William Widgery Thomas, Jr. Max Körlinge
00:14:38
Play 38 The marriage of Gustavus Vasa (1523), by Wilhelm Jensen Max Körlinge
00:12:58
Play 39 Gustavus Adolphus at Lützen (1632), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Jim Locke
00:18:01
Play 40 The battle-song of Gustavus Adolphus, by Michael Altenburg alanmapstone
00:02:24
Play 41 The crossing of the Little Belt (1658), by Z. Topelius Jim Locke
00:14:15
Play 42 How the ''Madman of the North'' defended himself at Bender (1713), by François Marie Arouet Voltaire Jim Locke
00:28:23
Play 43 Bringing home the body of Charles XII, by Gustav Olaf Cederström (Swedish painter, 1845), painting p. 208 alanmapstone
00:02:46
Play 44 The Nobel Prize, by Vance Thompson Availle
00:25:58
Play 45 Denmark Part I: Tales of the Dark Ages: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:42
Play 46 The ghost of Hamlet's father, by William Shakespeare Group 00:14:37
Play 47 The play scene in ''Hamlet'', by Daniel Maclise (Irish painter, 1806-1870), painting p. 234 Sonia
00:01:55
Play 48 The slaying of the monster Grendel, retold by Florence Holbrook (from ''Beowulf'', an ancient epic poem of Denmark) Philip Watson
00:18:32
Play 49 How King Rorik regained the tribute, by Saxo Grammaticus Philip Watson
00:07:40
Play 50 The speaking of Prince Uffe the Speechless, by Saxo Grammaticus Philip Watson
00:14:47
Play 51 The letter of King Canute (1027) Sonia
00:04:50
Play 52 Waldemar Atterdag and the Hansa (1361), by Helen Zimmerman Colleen McMahon
00:09:23
Play 53 Denmark Part II: Folk-stories and legends: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:02
Play 54 King Volmer and Elsie, by John G. Whittier (after the Danish of Christian Winter) Tomas Peter
00:09:38
Play 55 The King of Denmark's ride, by Caroline Norton Nemo
00:02:57
Play 56 Molboer stories Jim Locke
00:06:08
Play 57 Denmark Part III: Scenes from Danish history: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:02:23
Play 58 The ''Madman of the North'' overcomes Copenhagen (1700), by François Marie Arouet Voltaire Colleen McMahon
00:09:00
Play 59 King Christian (1677-1730), by Johannes Evald alanmapstone
00:02:56
Play 60 Stories of Tordenskjöld the great Danish admiral (early eighteenth century) PatrS
00:10:05
Play 61 The fall of Queen Caroline Mathilda (1772), by G. Hesekiel, from the memoirs of Baron Simolin Colleen McMahon
00:16:05
Play 62 Hans Christian Andersen as a boy, by himself Devorah Allen
00:12:17
Play 63 Iceland Part I: In Saga times: Historical note alanmapstone
00:02:31
Play 64 How the Sagas came to be written, by Sabine Baring-Gould Tomas Peter
00:04:19
Play 65 How the early Icelanders dressed, by J. Fulford Vicary Jim Locke
00:15:18
Play 66 Paying visits in Saga time, by J. Fulford Vicary Jim Locke
00:13:27
Play 67 How the laws were made in Saga time Sonia
00:02:11
Play 68 Iceland Part II: Stories from the Icelandic Sagas: Historical note alanmapstone
00:02:31
Play 69 The Irish in Thule (eighth century), from the Saga of Olaf Tryggvason alanmapstone
00:02:09
Play 70 Glum and his man Ingolf (about 950), from ''Viga-Glum's Saga'' Jim Locke
00:14:22
Play 71 How Kjartan of Iceland became a Christian (about 1000), from the Laxdaeler's Saga Jim Locke
00:15:57
Play 72 Thangbrand the priest (about 1000), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nemo
00:05:26
Play 73 How Grettir the outlaw saved the farmhouse (early eleventh century), from the Saga of Grettir the Strong, rewritten by Sabine Baring-Gould April6090
00:09:21
Play 74 The burning of Njal (1014), from the Saga of Burnt Njal Kathrine Engan
00:12:59
Play 75 How the boy Sigurd won the horse Greyfell, by William Morris KevinS
00:11:19
Play 76 Iceland Part III: Iceland and its people: Historical note Sandra Schmit
00:02:25
Play 77 The fire mountains of Iceland (1783), by Lord Dufferin Availle
00:09:21
Play 78 Climbing Mount Hekla (1854), by Pliny Miles April6090
00:11:13
Play 79 Waiting for the Great Geyser to spout (1874), by Bayard Taylor Availle
00:14:56
Play 80 How Icelandic children get their surnames, by Mrs Disney Leith Sonia
00:02:43
Play 81 Greenland Part I: Stories from the history of Greenland: Historical note Tomas Peter
00:02:36
Play 82 How Eric the Red came to Greenland (983), by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Jane Bennett
00:10:45
Play 83 How the Greenlanders got a bishop (1126), by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Jane Bennett
00:09:56
Play 84 The search for the lost colonies of Greenland (1579-1671), by Dr. Henry Rink PatrS
00:10:24
Play 85 The apostle to Greenland (1721-1736), by Jacob A. Riis Jim Locke
00:22:24
Play 86 A model parliament, by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Jim Locke
00:10:43
Play 87 Greenland Part II: Stories of life in Greenland: Historical note Availle
00:01:33
Play 88 Greenland customs of two centuries ago, by Hans Egede Jim Locke
00:08:51
Play 89 How to build a ''woman's boat'', by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Jim Locke
00:05:51
Play 90 The Eskimos and their ways, from the Cornhill magazine Jim Locke
00:17:30
Play 91 The farewell of the Greenlanders, from the Cornhill magazine Jim Locke
00:07:45
Play 92 What is an iceberg ?, by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Availle
00:17:16
Play 93 Escaping from a glacier, by Dr. Isaac I. Hayes Availle
00:14:58
Play 94 The search for the Poles Part I: Adventures in the frozen North: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:42
Play 95 Spitzbergen, the island that belongs to no one, by Lord Dufferin April6090
00:15:39
Play 96 Fifteen hundred miles of floating ice (1871-1872), by Hans Hendrik Kristine Bekere
00:20:49
Play 97 How to build a snow-hut, by Roald Amundsen April6090
00:17:05
Play 98 The Northwest Passage, by Sir John Everett Millais (English painter, 1829-1896), painting p. 518 Tomas Peter
00:02:13
Play 99 Paying a call in the Northwest Passage (1906), by Roald Amundsen Kristine Bekere
00:17:02
Play 100 The search for the Poles Part II: The North Pole: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:50
Play 101 The fate of Sir John Franklin (1849), by Elizabeth Doten Kristine Bekere
00:05:17
Play 102 A balloon search for the North Pole (1897), by G. Firth Scott Devorah Allen
00:05:21
Play 103 The attack of the ice (1893), by Fridtjof Nansen April6090
00:13:28
Play 104 The discovery of the North Pole (1909), by Admiral Robert E. Peary Availle
00:24:02
Play 105 Admiral Peary in his North-Pole costume, photograph p. 546 alanmapstone
00:02:38
Play 106 The search for the Poles Part III: The South Pole: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
00:01:34
Play 107 In Antarctic winter quarters (1908-1909), by Sir Ernest H. Shackleton KevinS
00:21:00
Play 108 Norway at the South Pole (1911), by Roald Amundsen KevinS
00:04:49
Play 109 At the South Pole, photograph p. 574 alanmapstone
00:02:45
Play 110 The rivals in the Antarctic (1911), from Harper's Weekly KevinS
00:10:38
Play 111 Captain Scott's last message (1912), by Robert F. Scott Sonia
00:05:29