Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy tales

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Purnell, Jan 1, 1977 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Review: Fairy Tales

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

This is a pleasant collection of 18 fairy tales. Andersen does have a religious angle to his tales. It includes the well known story of The Emperor's New Clothes. Disney's recent movie Frozen is based ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lexi - Goodreads

All I can say is that Disney got it wrong. Very, VERY wrong. Read full review

Contents

The Wild Swans
13
The Ugly Duckling
31
The Nightingale
41
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

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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