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Best Fairy Tales : Macmillan Collector's Library - Hans Christian Andersen

Best Fairy Tales

Macmillan Collector's Library

Hardcover Published: 11th October 2016
ISBN: 9781509826650
Number Of Pages: 464

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Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionised 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, The Little Match Girl and The Ugly Duckling, to more subversive later tales such as The Ice Maiden and The Dryad. Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into children's points of view, Andersen established a new genre in literature.

This is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt and is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. He endured a lonely, impoverished childhood consoled by little more than his own imagination. He escaped to a theatre life in Copenhagen aged fourteen, where the support of a powerful patron enabled him to complete his scant education, and to write. His poetry, novels and travel books became hugely popular. But it was his Fairy Tales, the first children's stories of their kind, published in instalments from 1835 until his death in 1875, that have immortalised him. Translated into more than 100 languages and adapted for every kind of media, they have made Andersen the most important children's writer in history.

ISBN: 9781509826650
ISBN-10: 1509826653
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 11th October 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 9.3  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.3

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