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Fairy Tales

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Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales-with an anarchic twist-but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination.The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 152 x 216 x 54mm | 557.92g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Deluxe
  • b/w illustrations throughout
  • 0143039520
  • 9780143039525
  • 196,941

About Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) wrote more than 150 haunting tales. Many were based on folktales and many were his own original creations.Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator of Scandinavian fiction, including Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. Jackie Wullschlager's books include a critically acclaimed biography of Hans Christian Andersen. She is the chief art correspondent for Financial Times.
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Table of contents

Fairy TalesAcknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
Translator's Note
A Note on the IllustrationsFairy 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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814 ratings
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4 30% (245)
3 17% (136)
2 3% (23)
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