Andersen's Fairy Tales. ILLUSTRATED. [NOOK Book]

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A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales as well as original stories that have enchanted generations of readers. To commemorate the bicentennial of his birth, Viking will publish a new translation of thirty of his extraordinary tales, illustrated with Andersen's own paper cuts. From the exuberant early stories such as "The ...
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Andersen's Fairy Tales. ILLUSTRATED.

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Overview

A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales as well as original stories that have enchanted generations of readers. To commemorate the bicentennial of his birth, Viking will publish a new translation of thirty of his extraordinary tales, illustrated with Andersen's own paper cuts. From the exuberant early stories such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories here are endlessly experimental, humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. Tiina Nunnally's sparkling new translation captures-for the first time in English-the vibrancy of Andersen's voice. Compiled by Andersen's biographer Jackie Wullschlager, who also contributes notes and a captivating introduction, this volume will be a major literary event that will dazzle readers young and old.

Presents a collection of Andersen's fairy tales.

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Editorial Reviews

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Fairy tale classics from Hans Christian Andersen and illustrations by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger -- it doesn't get better than this! Originally published in 1991, this stunning collection has been redesigned and expanded with three stories. From familiar tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Princess and the Pea" to lesser-known stories, such as "The Sandman" and "The Jumpers," the collection is fully illustrated in Zwerger's elegant and eye-catching signature style.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, edited and illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, trans. by Anthea Bell, originally published in 1991, includes three additional stories, and its new design matches Zwerger's Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. The 11 tales include the familiar ("The Little Match Girl") and the lesser-known ("The Sandman"). Zwerger's signature watercolors come alive in full-page illustrations elegantly and simply framed in a band of white. From grief-stricken Thumbeline leaning over the dead swallow to the self-deluded, nearly naked emperor admiring himself vainly in the mirror, the artwork conveys a range of emotions. ( May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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In these magical tales, even the most ordinary objects like cupboards, darning needles, & dolls are animated & have personalities. 22 tales from "The Tinder Box" & "The Real Princess" to "The Ugly Duckling" & "The Emperor's New Clothes." Ages 9 & up
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605015569
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 600,201
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish writer of more than 150 stories, along with several novels and 3 autobiographies.
Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of Kristin Lavransdatter (PEN/BOMC Translation Prize) and Smilla's Sense of Snow (Lewis Galantière Prize, American Translators Association).
Jackie Wullschlager, author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, is a literary critic and chief art correspondent for the Financial Times.

Biography

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Biography courtesy of HarperCollins

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 2, 1805
    2. Place of Birth:
      Odense, Denmark
    1. Date of Death:
      August 4, 1875
    2. Place of Death:
      Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of Contents

The tinderbox 5
Little Claus and Big Claus 15
The princess on the pea 29
Thumbelina 33
The traveling companion 47
The little mermaid 67
The Emperor's new clothes 91
The steadfast tin soldier 99
The wild swans 107
The flying trunk 125
The nightingale 133
The sweethearts 145
The ugly duckling 151
The fir tree 163
The snow queen 175
The red shoes 207
The shepherdess and the chimney sweep 215
The shadow 223
The old house 237
The little match girl 247
The story of a mother 253
The collar 261
The bell 267
The marsh king's daughter 275
The wind tells of Valdemar Daae and his daughters 311
The snowman 325
The ice maiden 333
The wood nymph 381
The most incredible thing 405
Auntie Toothache 411
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