Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Paperback Penguin Popular Classics

By (author) Hans Christian Andersen

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 181mm x 22mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140624279
  • ISBN 13: 9780140624274
  • Illustrations note: Illustr.
  • Sales rank: 113,742

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At a time when children's stories were formal, moral and didactic, Hans Christian Andersen revolutionized the genre, giving an anarchic twist to traditional folklore and creating a huge number of utterly original stories that sprang directly from his imagination. From the exuberant early stories such as "The Emperor's New Clothes", though poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling", to the darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories included here are endlessly experimental, both humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. This book will bring these magical tales to life for readers of any age.

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