Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Full 125+ Fairy Tales and Short Stories Collection) - Bentley Loft Classics Book #61

Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Full 125+ Fairy Tales and Short Stories Collection) - Bentley Loft Classics Book #61

by Hans Christian Andersen

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Bentley Loft Classic Books is proud to present Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen full of 125+ Fairy Tales and Short Stories.

Who has not laughed at the emperor’s new clothes, thrilled to the song of the nightingale, or sympathized with the ugly duckling? In the 170 years since they first began to appear, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales have entranced and bewitched millions of readers, adults and children alike.

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013434837
Publisher: Bentley Loft
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Series: Bentley Loft Classics Collection , #61
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩], referred to using the initials H. C. Andersen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhɔːˀ ˈseːˀ ˈɑnɐsn̩]) in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

Date of Birth:

April 2, 1805

Date of Death:

August 4, 1875

Place of Birth:

Odense, Denmark

Place of Death:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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FAIRY TALES OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
jaybird22 More than 1 year ago
Tons of typos and sentences cut out.
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Great collection.