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About Hans Christian Andersen
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.
His stories have inspired ballets, both animated and live-action films, and plays.
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Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish writer, best remembered for his fairy tales.
Table of Contents:
BY THE ALMSHOUSE WINDOW
BEAUTY OF FORM AND BEAUTY OF MIND
THE BEETLE WHO WENT ON HIS TRAVELS
THE BIRD OF POPULAR SONG
THE BISHOP OF BORGLUM AND HIS WARRIORS
THE BOTTLE NECK
A CHEERFUL TEMPER
THE CHILD IN THE GRAVE
THE FARM-YARD COCK AND THE WEATHER-COCK
DELAYING IS NOT FORGETTING
THE DROP OF WATER
JACK THE DULLARD AN OLD STORY TOLD ANEW
THE DUMB BOOK
THE ELF OF THE ROSE
THE GIRL WHO TROD ON THE LOAF
THE GOBLIN AND THE HUCKSTER
THE GOLDEN TREASURE
A GREAT GRIEF
THE HAPPY FAMILY
A LEAF FROM HEAVEN
IB AND LITTLE CHRISTINA
THE ICE MAIDEN I. LITTLE RUDY
THE JEWISH MAIDEN
THE LAST DREAM OF THE OLD OAK
THE LAST PEARL
LITTLE CLAUS AND BIG CLAUS
THE LITTLE ELDER-TREE MOTHER
LITTLE IDA'S FLOWERS
THE LITTLE MATCH-SELLER
THE LITTLE MERMAID
LITTLE TINY OR THUMBELINA
THE LOVELIEST ROSE IN THE WORLD
THE MAIL-COACH PASSENGERS
THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER
THE METAL PIG
WHAT THE MOON SAW INTRODUCTION
THE NEIGHBOURING FAMILIES
THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
THE OLD BACHELOR'S NIGHTCAP
THE OLD GRAVE-STONE
THE OLD HOUSE
WHAT THE OLD MAN DOES IS ALWAYS RIGHT
THE OLD STREET LAMP
OLE-LUK-OIE, THE DREAM-GOD
OLE THE TOWER-KEEPER
THE GARDEN OF PARADISE
THE PEA BLOSSOM
THE PEN AND THE INKSTAND
THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
THE PHOENIX BIRD
THE PORTUGUESE DUCK
THE PORTER'S SON
POULTRY MEG'S FAMILY
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
THE PUPPET-SHOW MAN
THE RED SHOES...
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality.
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. 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. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.
By the Almshouse Window
The Conceited Apple-branch
Beauty of Form and Beauty of Mind
The Beetle who went on his Travels
The Bird of Popular Song
The Bishop of Borglum and his Warriors
The Bottle Neck
A Cheerful Temper
The Child in the Grave
The Farm-yard Cock and the Weather-cock
Delaying is not Forgetting
The Drop of Water
Jack the Dullard
The Dumb Book
The Elf of the Rose
The Elfin Hill
The Emperor's New Suit
The Fir Tree
The Flying Trunk
The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship
The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf
The Goblin and the Huckster
The Golden Treasure
The Goloshes of Fortune
She was Good for Nothing
A Great Grief
The Happy Family
A Leaf from Heaven
Ib and Little Christina
The Ice Maiden
The Jewish Maiden
The Last Dream of the Old Oak
The Last Pearl
Little Claus and Big Claus
The Little Elder-tree Mother
Little Ida's Flowers
The Little Match-seller
The Little Mermaid
Little Tiny or Thumbelina
The Loveliest Rose in the World
The Mail-coach Passengers
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Metal Pig
What the Moon Saw
The Neighbouring Families
There is no Doubt about it
In the Nursery
The Old Bachelor's Nightcap
The Old Church Bell
The Old Grave-stone
The Old House
What the Old Man Does is Always Right
The Old Street Lamp
Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream God
Ole the Tower-keeper
The Garden of Paradise
The Pea Blossom
The Pen and the Inkstand
The Philosopher's Stone
The Phoenix Bird
The Portuguese Duck
The Porter's Son
Poultry Meg's Family
The Princess and the Pe
El patito feo (Hans Christian Andersen)
Caperucita roja (Hermanos Grimm)
Simbad el marino (Anónimo, de los cuentos de las mil y una noches)
Alicia en el país de las maravillas (Lewis Carroll)
La Cenicienta (Charles Perrault)
La lechera (Félix María Samaniego)
Gulliver en Lilliput (Jonathan Swift)
El gato con botas (Charles Perrault)
La ratita presumida (Charles Perrault)
Pulgarcito (Charles Perrault)
Hansel y Gretel (Hermanos Grimm)
La bella durmiente (Charles Perrault)
Los músicos de Brema (Hermanos Grimm)
La gallina de los huevos de oro (Jean de La Fontaine)
El soldadito de plomo (Hans Christian Andersen)
Pinocho (Claudio Collodi)
Alí Babá (Anónimo, de los cuentos de las mil y una noches)
Los tres cerditos (Anónimo)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
¡Una lectura imprescindible para los niños de hoy y de siempre!
Over a century after its first publication, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid persists as one of the world’s most enduring works of fantasy for children.
This edition combines the world-famous translation of H.B. Paull with two sets of classic illustrations, the engravings of Vilhelm Pedersen from the original Danish edition and Helen Stratton’s illustrations from the first English edition of The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Both sets provide a beautiful and dramatic visual compliment to this haunting and inexpressibly moving tale of love.
Also included are notes with pronunciations and definitions of some words that may be unfamiliar to grade school readers.
Uniting universal themes with a wonderfully personal vision of the world, Hans Christian Andersen found magic in the landscape of childhood. His talking animals and living toys shine a sparkling light on the strange wisdom of innocence and the deceptive nature of adulthood. These stories have now been adapted into countless classic films (including The Little Mermaid, The Red Shoes, and Frozen—which was based on “The Snow Queen”) and have become part of our everyday speech, such as when we talk about “ugly ducklings” and “the emperor’s new clothes.”
Transcending generations, language, and nationality, these stories continue to delight and enlighten us in equal measure.
Revised edition: Previously published as Andersen's Fairy Tales, this edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
125 of the most famous, classic fairy tales.
Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Toad, The Emperor's New Suit, The Ice Maiden, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, and many, many more.
This edition features illustrations by T. Pym (the pseudonym of Clara Creed), a Victorian artist, whose sentimental style blends very well with the Andersen’s tale. Although not widely known, the Pym’s illustrations are among the best ones created for The Snow Queen.
Writing in the midst of a Europe-wide rebirth of national literature, Anderson broke new ground with his fairy tales in two important ways. First, he composed them in the vernacular, mimicking the language he used in telling them to children aloud. Second, he set his tales in his own land and time, giving rise to his loving descriptions of the Danish countryside. In contrast to such folklorists as the Brothers Grimm, Anderson’s tales are grounded in the real and often focus on the significance of small or overlooked things.
Here are all of Andersen’s collected tales, many—such as "The Little Mermaid,” "The Red Shoes,” and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier”—still popular through modern adaptations, and others, including "The Flying Trunk” and "The Most Incredible Thing,” well worth rediscovering.
The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, by Hans Christian Andersen, is part of the Literary Classics Collection, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection:
- New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
- Biographies of the authors
- Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
- Footnotes and endnotes
- Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
- Comments by other famous authors
- Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
- Bibliographies for further reading
- Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
Few works of children’s literature have had as deep and lasting an impact as Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, which has won the hearts of young readers for almost two centuries, and inspired works as diverse as Disney’s Frozen and C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
This version combines the classic English translation of H.B. Paull with the dramatic and beautiful engravings of Vilhelm Pedersen from the original, Danish edition.
•A new table of contents has been included by a publisher.
•This edition has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors.
The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). It was first published in 1836; then it was traslated in English by Mrs. Henry H.B. Paull (1812–1888) in 1872.
The ebook cointains beautiful illustrations by Edward Matthew Hale (1852-1924), Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), Anne Anderson (1874-1930), Ivan Bibilin (1876-1942), Harry Clarke (1889-1931).