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About the Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. 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, or "fairy-tales"—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 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.

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2005 by Penguin Classics

ISBN10: 0140448934 | ISBN13: 9780140448931

Page count: 496

Containing an enchanting mix of familiar favourites and hidden gems, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Tales" is translated by Tiina Nunnally and edited with an introduction by Jackie Wullschlager. The first writer to create timeless, universal fairy tales from his own imagination, Hans Christian Andersen conjured up a world of icy queens, match girls and tin soldiers, rewarded virtue and unfulfilled desire. Rich with popular tales such as "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling", this revelatory new collection contains many later, darker and rarely collected stories, such as "Auntie Toothache" and "The Shadow", in which a man's shadow slyly takes over his life. This sparkling new translation captures the eccentric charm of Andersen's original, colloquial Danish style as never before. The introduction vividly describes his changing style and there are notes on every tale

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