The Wild Swans (Illustrated)

The Wild Swans (Illustrated)

by Hans Christian Andersen

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Overview

Rare edition with unique illustrations.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."
But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels,
travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad-and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages.
But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness,
deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and-occasionally-a happy ending.
They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that.
"The Wild Swans" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727663372
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Wild Swans 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Aridy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Here is a classic tale by Han Christian Anderson. Elisa must first find her 11 brothers who have been turned into swans, then make them human again with her bravery, perseverance, and strong belief.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like most fairy tales, there's a bit of weirdness in this one - most notably, the fact that the king just picked up a mute girl and married her. Like, did she consent to this? How could he know - she wasn't able to communicate with anybody! (If she had been able to, she would've been able to also let them know why she was so obsessed with nettles.)
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Wild Swans Author: Hans Christian Anderson Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books Published: 2-12-2017 Pages: 65 Genre: Children's Fiction, , Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales, Children's EBooks, Folk Tales, Classic, Fantasy & Magic ISBN: 9781782691228 ASIN: B01FPGU5NU Reviewed For NetGalley & Pushkin Children's Books Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars A princess tries to save her eleven brothers who have been cured by their evil stepmother. A story many of us her as children ourselves is now available to share with our own children and grandchildren. Book has beautiful illustrations and includes the bonus story of "The Nightingale". My rating of "The Wild Swans" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.