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Written by Hans Christian AndersenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Hans Christian Andersen
Translated by Erik Christian HaugaardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Erik Christian Haugaard
Foreword by Virginia HavilandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Virginia Haviland

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On Sale: January 26, 2011
Pages: 1120 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77789-8
Published by : Anchor Knopf
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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.
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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 published his first novel and his first fairy tales in 1835; thereafter he wrote over 150 more of these stories which have become classics in many languages.

A lonely man who never married, he was also an anxious man; he loved travelling, but would carry a coil of rope with him in case of fire in his hotel. Although he originally addressed his fairy tales to children (and some would maintain he had a streak of childhood in his nature) he insisted they were 'for all ages', and the gentleness and humor that are their characteristics are recognized by everyone.

  • The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Anderson, Translated From the Danish by Erik Christian Haugaard With a Foreward by Virginia Haviland
  • August 09, 1983
  • Fiction - Folklore
  • Anchor
  • $25.00
  • 9780385189514

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