The swineherd

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North-South Books, Apr 1, 1995 - Fiction - 23 pages
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A prince disguises himself as a swineherd and learns the true character of the princess he desires.

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User Review  - J Eddy - Goodreads

Who is the most foolish? The prince who turns himself into a swinherd to go courting the emperor's daughter? The princess who hates the sweet red rose because it's not artificial? Or perhaps the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Not as intersting as some of his other fairy tales. I had the feeling that this version edited the story and there was something missing. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Lisbeth Zwerger was born in Vienna, where she later studied at the Academy of Art. Internationally renowned as one of the finest contemporary illustrators of children's literature, Zwerger chose "The Gift of the Magi" as the first American story she illustrated.

Anthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's "Austerlitz", and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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