The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

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Avenel Books, 1981 - Juvenile Fiction - 803 pages
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More than 156 of the great Dane's best-loved fairy tales.

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It had poignancy, love, danger and even a twist ending. - Goodreads
Classic storytelling which will stand the test of time. - Goodreads
Add to that I just do not like Andersen's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Having recently moved to Denmark I needed to get familiar with its number one writer! This was a wonderful collection of stories, some rather dark truth be told but that's what makes them so special ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanya Tabone - Goodreads

I'm writing an essay on literature that has impacted my life. I have this on my grandfather's book shelf, and it was the first 'big' book that I ever read. I think I was in Grade One, and it took me a ... Read full review

Contents

Little Tiny or Thumbelina
6
The Brave Tin Soldier
12
Little Idas Flowers
21
Copyright

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About the author (1981)

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

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