The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen

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by Hans Christian Andersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393060810

ISBN-13: 9780393060812

Pub. Date: 11/12/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A richly entertaining and informative collection of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, annotated by one of America's leading folklore scholars.
In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults.…  See more details below

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A richly entertaining and informative collection of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, annotated by one of America's leading folklore scholars.
In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Andersen's most beloved tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Little Mermaid," are now joined by "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother," mature stories that reveal his literary range and depth. Tatar captures the tales' unrivaled dramatic and visual power, showing exactly how Andersen became one of the world's ten most translated authors, along with Shakespeare, Dickens, and Marx. Lushly illustrated with more than one hundred fifty rare images, many in full color, by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen will captivate readers with annotations that explore the rich social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century and construct a compelling portrait of a writer whose stories still fascinate us today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393060812
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Series:
The Annotated Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
209,463
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book and all the beautiful illustrations in it. And it's nice to have more than just the standard tales. I like the fact that the stories are presented with commentary about Andersen and his time but also with insights about how to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago