Fairy Tales [NOOK Book]

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Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2, 1805 in Odense, was a Danish writer and poet. In his early days, Andersen wanted to become an opera singer. In 1819 he went to Copenhagen to pursuit that dream. His voice, however, was too weak and he was accepted as a dance student at the Royal Theatre. The Director of the...

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This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text as well as exclusive images exclusive to this edition and an easy to use interactive table of contents.

Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2, 1805 in Odense, was a Danish writer and poet. In his early days, Andersen wanted to become an opera singer. In 1819 he went to Copenhagen to pursuit that dream. His voice, however, was too weak and he was accepted as a dance student at the Royal Theatre. The Director of the Theatre, Jonas Collin took him under his protection and remained his friend until the end of his life. Personally King Frederick VI was interested in the boy and arranged for him to study for free in the classical school in Slagelze. In 1822, even before starting school, Andersen released in his first book. Andersen achieved a great success with his book - "A Journey on Foot from Holman's Canal to the East Point of Amager," also published in German, and in 1833 received a travel grant from the king. That way Andersen made his first travels across Europe, visiting Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy. In early 1835 his first novel, named "Improviser", and later that year the first volume of Andersen's Fairy Tales, were released. In 1837, he created perhaps his most famous novel, "Only a fiddler". The short stories book "Album without pictures," released in 1840, brought Andersen even more success. In the style of the German romantics Andersen does a lot of travelling - to find himself in the world and the world in himself. In 1840-41, the visiting Germany, Italy, Malta and Greece, came to Istanbul. He returned home through the Black Sea and the Danube. Andersen tells about his travelling experience in the book "A poet's bazaar". Almost until the end of his life Andersen travelled to countries near and far. He was kindly welcomed by his contemporaries everywhere he went - Heine, Hugo, Balzac, the father of Dumas, Dickens, composer Robert Schumann. Andersen died on August 4th, 1875 near Copenhagen, crowned with a worldwide fame. Between 1835 and 1872 he created over 150 fairy tales and stories, later translated into about 125 languages. In his honour a monument that became a symbol of Copenhagen - a bronze statue of the little mermaid was erected. The most prestigious award in the world of children's literature is named after Hans Christian Andersen.

Includes "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Snow Queen" and many others.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909959781
  • Publisher: Point Blank Classics
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 390,180
  • 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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