Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

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This book contains the complete Andersen’s 168 fairy tales and stories in the chronological order of their original publication. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789897780387
Publisher: Pandora's Box
Publication date: 08/19/2019
Sold by: De Marque
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 149,191
File size: 3 MB

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

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Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Featherson More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does this book have any illustrations in it?