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Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805—75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker, who nonetheless was a great reader, made a toy-theatre for his son and taught him to notice every natural wonder as they walked in the woods together on Sundays. His father died when he was eleven, and it wasn't until six years later that, with the help of a patron, he finally went to a state secondary school attended by much youger children. There he suffered at the hands of a cruel headmaster, but he aquired an education and was determined to be a writer. He... Read More

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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard
Foreword by Virginia Haviland


Format: eBook, 1120 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $19.99

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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard
Foreword by Virginia Haviland


Format: Trade Paperback, 1120 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 1983
Price: $25.00

Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874. His notes accompany the text. Presented are 156 tales accompanied by the author's notes on the background of his stories. Read more >
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Fairy Tales

Written by Hans Christian Andersen


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $18.00

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The Snow Queen

Written by Hans Christian Andersen


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $15.00

Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical.

One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate, Kay—who was abducted... Read more >

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The Wild Swans

Written by Hans Christian Andersen


Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $3.99

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The Wild Swans

Written by Hans Christian Andersen


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $3.99

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