This book presents as survey and examples of Finnish folklore from the nineteenth century to the present. The Nordic country of Finland has receveid influences from both east and west and serves as an excellent showcase of European folklore in general. Guided by Finnish Folklore, readers may learn about how folklore has been collected and researched in Finland, what regional distinctions exist in the country's traditions, and how traditions have changed in the process of modernization. An extensive anthology section features ancient alliterative poetry, such as formed the basis of the Finnish national epic Kalevala. Readers unskilled in Finnish can also find translated examples of rhymed folk songs, folktales, legends, and other narratives, proverbs, riddles, jokes, and contemporary genres like children's folklore, urban legends, and anecdotes. Suomalainen kansanperinne -kirja ilmestyy nyt englanniksi. Teos on toimitettu kansainvälistä lukijakuntaa varten ja täydennetty perinnelajit esittelevällä laajalla antologiaosuudella. Kuvitettu.