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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories: Hans Christian Andersen (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Hans Christian Andersen
     
 

The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world. His fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Nightingale,” and

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The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world. His fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Nightingale,” and “The Steadfast Tin Soldier.” All of the magic and wonder of these tales is brought to you in this elegant leatherbound edition, complete with beautiful full-color illustrations and eye-catching end papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760776070
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/11/2007
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description:
Bonded Leather Edition
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.36(h) x 2.08(d)

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories: Hans Christian Andersen (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
barena19 More than 1 year ago
Not only is this collection visually impressive it is impressive in its expansive collection of the fairy tales. I bought it for a class but I love it and think it looks beautiful on my book shelf. Keep in mind these are the original fairy tales and not the Disney ones so they can be a little brutal and rarely have happy endings. I read them as a child though and quite enjoyed them for their realistic view of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read most of these tales when I was a child but I never realized who wrote them. Now, I'm reading them to my children and they are as pleased as I was. There are so many great tales in this one book that it will keep a child reading for a long time.
Sasha-Satie More than 1 year ago
This is a very beautiful looking book - which I bought to give as a present. The H.C. Andersen stories are world renown and classics - I live in Denmark, the home of H.C. Andersen and I wanted this book bound and embossed in English. It was everything I wanted and the receiver was moved to tears.
Elseanore More than 1 year ago
Many adults now remember these stories being told to them by their parents when they were but children, and now these famous stories can be retold in style, with this new leather binding. This is a great collecters item for all who enjoy a good fairytale! Children will love these stories as much as adults will enjoy them being told again. this book is very well put together and will not fall apart. The quality is wonderful, and the price is perfect for what you get. Hope everyone enjoys it!
Kimberly21 More than 1 year ago
This book is as I remember it as a child-- love the stories, looks good on the bookshelf as a permanent part of my collection. Arrived in a very short time(only 3 days) in great condition.
Pete_Stone More than 1 year ago
This beautifully bound and presented edition of the Complete Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is based on the Jean Hersholt (1886-1956) translation, which many consider to be THE BEST in the English language. It is regarded by many as the standard English edition and is posted on-line on the Hans Christian Andersen Centre Website (University of Southern Denmark). The text is both accurate and very readable, and is geared to an American audience. Although this edition does not include illustrations, it is a readily available, reasonably priced, one-volume edition of an excellent version of the Great Dane's literary output...
Sweetarielle8 More than 1 year ago
Hans Chrsitian Andersen, was an acquired taste since my youthful, and adventurous childhood. He is the type of author who is for all ages, he takes you into his world, and they way he see's life through metaphysical, and illustrative speech, without any depictions necessary. As you read, it leaves room for the explorer of this great read, to enjoy, to get lost, and uncover, the truth behind fairytales, his inspirations and life works. The fairytales are rich, vivid, descriptive and languid in essence, and truly one that is captivating and worth the read.
Manda_neko More than 1 year ago
These are the stories we've all heard, and then some. I am grateful they've been collected into one nice-looking hardbound book. There are some beautiful and touching things written in this book, and lessons we all need to remember. I think everyone should have it to read to their children so these old classics never die out, and the kids get the real version first, instead of Disney's. Grimm's Fairy Tales have been collected in the same way.
sandstorm87 More than 1 year ago
this book has got great stories. great fairy tales to read to the kids at night or just to enjoy a good fairy tale once in a while. tons and tons of stories, some that i've heard of and some that i haven't.i would recommend it.
kjdran More than 1 year ago
The stories are the stories. Nothing more to add there. Hans Christian Andersen has a genius for seeing the world with the honesty and optimism of a child, pointing out where there is good to be discovered, but at the same time, uncompromisingly proclaiming that the emperor has no clothes on. The book itself is gorgeous. Love the gold leaf and ribbon bookmark. I will pass this book on to my children.
angelhartAH More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying reading this book! I have started a permanent library of all my favorite books & this is definately a keeper! The stories are heart warming & loveable. It's brilliant! I would recomend to everyone!
Taz4591 More than 1 year ago
Andersen's most famous work has to be The Little Mermaid. This book is very nicely crafted and I have had no problems with it. This is a perfect companion to Grimm's Fairy Tales. I read both books as a child (at Grandma's of course) and was complely taken with Barnes and Noble's exuisite editions of these childhood favorites. The pages are gilded so prepared to be covered in gold dust on first read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besides the fact that it has no illustrations, it is definately a keeper for your home library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother requested that I get him a hard cover copy of this for my niece. He was totally taken aback by the quality of the book. He was not expecting leather bound. This makes a wonderful gift or addition to a personal library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this leather bound version for my perminate collection, although there are no children in our household we genuinely enjoy reading to our nephews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard a great many about this book, and I have always fancied to collect the complete fairy tales of Andersen; yet, sadly, I cannot find this in stores any longer. 
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The_Writer_025 More than 1 year ago
Here is a collection of all the fairy tales and stories we grew up with as a kid It is certainly the partner collection of the Grimm's Bros. Fairy Tales collection and both should be added to anyone's collection or personal library. The stories are complete and numerous and the leatherbound hardcover makes the book look and feel as though you received an authentic copy from years ago. This book of collected tales with provide hours of reading enjoyment whether you read the stories to yourself silently or outloud to any children. The pricing for this is more than reasonable and should not be passed up. It is a MUST for anyone's library of Classic Reading/Literature.
JanellMR More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read these Classic Stories