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The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen Kindle Edition
A richly entertaining and informative collection of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, annotated by one of America's leading folklore scholars.
In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Andersen's most beloved tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Little Mermaid," are now joined by "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother," mature stories that reveal his literary range and depth. Tatar captures the tales' unrivaled dramatic and visual power, showing exactly how Andersen became one of the world's ten most translated authors, along with Shakespeare, Dickens, and Marx. Lushly illustrated with more than one hundred fifty rare images, many in full color, by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen will captivate readers with annotations that explore the rich social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century and construct a compelling portrait of a writer whose stories still fascinate us today.
From Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Julie K. Allen is assistant professor in the Department of Scandanavian Studies at University of Wisconsin. She is co-translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, with Maria Tatar. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B00YINVX9C
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Annotated edition (November 17, 2007)
- Publication date : November 17, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 56903 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 496 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #985,837 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Never reading these stories before, I found myself really enjoying them and looking forward to reading them to my children.
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Each story is accompanied on every page by fascinating notes by Maria Tartar and drawings and paintings showcasing the artists that have created illustrations since Andersen first published his Fairy Tales in 1835. Artists include famous names such as W Heath Robinson, Edmund Dulac, Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham.
If you are as fascinated as I am by the fairy stories you grew up with these volumes are for you.