Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

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Overview

Easily one of the most beloved collections of fairy tales ever written, Hans Christian Anderson's contribution to both literature and world culture is a must-read that cannot be overlooked. This edition features all of his classic stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496175137
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish writer of more than 150 stories, along with several novels and 3 autobiographies.
Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of Kristin Lavransdatter (PEN/BOMC Translation Prize) and Smilla's Sense of Snow (Lewis Galantière Prize, American Translators Association).
Jackie Wullschlager, author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, is a literary critic and chief art correspondent for the Financial Times.

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of Contents

Fairy Tales Acknowledgments Chronology Introduction Further Reading Translator's Note A Note on the Illustrations

Fairy Tales
The Tinderbox Little Claus and Big Claus The Princess on the Pea Thumbelina The Traveling Companion The Little Mermaid The Emperor's New Clothes The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Wild Swans The Flying Trunk The Nightingale The Sweethearts The Ugly Duckling The Fir Tree The Snow Queen The Red Shoes The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep The Shadow The Old House The Little Match Girl The Story of a Mother The Collar The Bell The Marsh King's Daughter The Wind Tells of Valdemar Daae and His Daughters The Snowman The Ice Maiden The Wood Nymph The Most Incredible Thing Auntie Toothache Notes

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Fairy Tales 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
pocketmermaid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh, Hans Christian Andersen. My favorite of favorites. I love this man. Since I was a little girl, I must have read "The Little Mermaid" a few dozen times. I was also familiar with (and loved) his "The Princess and the Pea," "The Little Match Girl," "Thumbelina," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Red Shoes." Later it was "The Snow Queen" and "The Nightingale" and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier." Somewhere along the way I realized that Andersen was responsible for all of my favorite childhood stories. I'd been looking for a good translation or a definitive collection of his work for a few years. There's a lot out there. I was attracted to the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition because of the wacky cover (inspired by the tale "The Traveling Companion"), and the translator's note cinched the deal. Tiina Nunnally was devoted to preserving Andersen's original language and interpreting his writing style. Her respect of his work really shows, and I slowly devoured each story. It took me a full year to get through this book, a total of 30 stories, and it has come everywhere with me like a security blanket. It's almost sad that I'm done with it.This collection doesn't claim to be complete edition of all of his stories (which was what I originally thought I wanted), but is instead a sampling of some of his most important works. They are arranged in chronological order, and thanks to an extended timeline of Andersen's life and biography in the introduction, it's really easy to see this bizarre man's journey through life. Reading this tales, most of which were autobiographical in some way or another, I felt really connected to him. In the back of the book, there are notes on each tale explaining why he wrote them and the publication history. I never knew that Hans felt he WAS the little mermaid, sacrificing himself for true love only to be handed disappointment. It's all the more heart-breaking to know that he drew from real life inspiration to compose it.
gingerzing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Children's fairy tales but not what has been watered down and added with cutesy animals. Not as graphic as some versions of the old tales, but a good collection of the tales from this master storyteller.
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