Andersen’s Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Anderson
translated by H. W. Dulcken
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ILLUSTRATED WITH 10 COLOR PLATES &
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Publisher: David Mckay Company, Philadelphia
Copyright: Not dated, early 1900’s
Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen 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 Little Mermaid”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Nightingale”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.
Condition: This book is in good condition. Decorative printed board cover depicting The Wild Swans tale in red, yellow and blue. Cover has some rubbing on edges and corners. Hinges starting. Text block is clean and crisp.