Classic tales of fairies and princesses, ducklings and dancing shoes from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.
All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle”—one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures you’ll never lose your place as you wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.
About the Author
One of the most prolific and beloved writers of all time, Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen is best known for his fairy tales. Born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805, Andersen published his first story at 17. In all, he wrote more than 150 stories before his death in 1875.
Kenneth C. Mondschein has a Ph.D in history from Fordham University (defense passed December 18, 2009). His expertise is in Western history from antiquity to the present, with a specializations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global expansion and colonization, and the history of science and technology. He also holds a Master of Arts in History from Boston University.
Born in Denmark in 1886, Jean P. Hersholt became a film and radio star in the United States. He also translated more than 160 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales into English.
Date of Birth:April 2, 1805
Date of Death:August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:Copenhagen, Denmark
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To answer anyone's question before purchasing this book: no, this book does not have any illustrations, but it does possess one single portrait of the author, Andersen; that is all. This collection, however, is well complete (since it has one of his earliest found works that most editions lack, The Tallow Candle). I recommend this to any fairy tale and or Andersen fan, should they want an affordable edition that will last the ages.
Does this book have any illustrations in it?