The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

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

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Hans had a delightful storyteller narrative voice. - Goodreads
Not all Fairy Tales have happy endings. - Goodreads
I JUST LOVE HIM HE IS BY FAR MY Favorite WRITER >>>>> - Goodreads
And lovely illustrations--rich, but not corny. - Goodreads
Classic storytelling which will stand the test of time. - Goodreads
A true great fairy tale writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

These tales are certainly longer than the Grimms'. I was reading from one collection which organized the tales into genres, but I realized that it was far from complete so moved onto another ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jena Hemsworth - Goodreads

Hans Christian Andersen is one of my all-time favorite authors (and age will never be a factor when I declare this). His stories are full of meaning, morals and depth. The philosophy behind every ... Read full review


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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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