The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

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Gramercy Books, 1984 - Juvenile 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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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  - Gobnait - Goodreads

In a collection this large, it's only natural that I love some of the stories, I hate others, and some were only ok. So, this book only get's a middle of the road rating, 2.5 stars. I rounded down, because I wasn't all that trilled with the illustrations in this edition. 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

Contents

The Brave Tin Soldier
12
The Storks
27
OleLukOie the DreamGod
44
Copyright

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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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