The Tinderbox

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Penguin UK, Feb 26, 2015 - Fiction - 64 pages
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'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels'

Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their beauty, sorrow and strangeness. Included here are 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'Big Klaus and Little Klaus'.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Andersen's Fairy Tales is available in Penguin Classics.


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User Review  - SashaM - LibraryThing

A little collection of typycally highly moralistic tales combined with tales of people behaving badly and getting reward for it: In the Tinder Box a soilder kills a witch after she has made him rich ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

I had a visceral reaction to this book, both in the story and the scariness of the illustrations. It is a story lacking ethics and, in my opinion, not for children. When a weary soldier walks many ... Read full review

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Andersen's Fairy Tales is available in Penguin Classics

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