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Hans Christian Andersen

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
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 1983
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-18951-4 (0-385-18951-6)

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. Read more






Fairy Tales
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41791-0 (0-679-41791-5)

"The Princess and the Pea, " "The Little Mermaid, " and other great Andersen fairy tales have enchanted children since the first ones appeared in Danish in the 1830s and '40s. Spink's translation into English is widely recognized as the finest, and the new Everyman's Library edition is further graced by... Read more






The Snow Queen
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2002
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41512-8 (0-375-41512-2)

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... Read more






The Wild Swans
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Golden Books | Hardcover | July 2014
$3.99/4.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86430-8 (0-375-86430-X)

From the Golden Book archives comes a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, gloriously illustrated by Gordon Laite in the late 1960s but never published until now!
 
Gordon Laite’s breathtaking artwork for a Little Golden Book edition of the Andersen fairy tale was found recently in the Golden Books archive. Planned... Read more





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