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Fairy Tales : Penguin Classics Ser. - Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales

Penguin Classics Ser.

Paperback Published: 24th November 2005
ISBN: 9780140448931
Number Of Pages: 496

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Blending Danish folklore with magical storytelling, Hans Christian Andersen's unique fairy tales describe a world of beautiful princesses and sinister queens, rewarded virtue and unresolved desire. Rich with popular tales such as The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes and the darkly enchanting The Snow Queen, this revelatory new collection also contains many lesser-known but intriguing stories, such as the sinister The Shadow, in which a shadow slyly takes over the life of the man to whom it is bound.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, and many more.

He died at the home of his close friends in 1875 and is buried in the plot of his benefactor's family.

The Tinderbox - 5
Little Claus and Big Claus - 15
The Princess on the Pea - 29
Thumbelina - 33
The Travelling Companion - 47
The Little Mermaid - 67
The Emperor's New Clothes - 91
The Steadfast Tin Soldier - 99
The Wild Swans - 107
The Flying Trunk - 125
The Nightingale - 133
The Sweethearts - 145
The Ugly Duckling - 151
The Fir Tree - 163
The Snow Queen - 175
The Red Shows - 207
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep - 215
The Shadow - 223
The Old House - 237
The Little Match Girl - 247
The Story of a Mother - 253
The Collar - 261
The Bell - 267
The Marsh King's Daughter - 275
The Wind Tells of Valdemar Daae and His Daughters - 311
The Snowman - 325
The Ice Maiden - 333
The Wood Nymph - 381
The Most Incredible Thing - 405
Auntie Toothache - 411

ISBN: 9780140448931
ISBN-10: 0140448934
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 24th November 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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