The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

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Gramercy Books, May 10, 1993 - Fiction - 803 pages
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Lilly Owens, ed. Illustrated edition of 159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow Queen, all uncut with beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Hans Richter, et al. 60 B&W illustrations. 816 pages.

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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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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


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About the author (1993)

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.