by Elias Lönnrot
Publisher: Sacred Texts 1888
Number of pages: 263
The Kalevala is a book and epic poem which Elias Lonnrot compiled from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the nineteenth century. It is held to be the national epic of Finland and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of Finnish literature.
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