Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography (Classic Reprint)

Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography (Classic Reprint)

by R. Nisbet Bain
     
 

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A life of Hans Christian Andersen will, I venture to think, not be unwelcome in England. He is the one foreign author whom we can never regard as an alien; whom, from long familiarity and association, we have come to look upon as one of ourselves. His stories have been the delight of our children for three

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Excerpt from Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography

A life of Hans Christian Andersen will, I venture to think, not be unwelcome in England. He is the one foreign author whom we can never regard as an alien; whom, from long familiarity and association, we have come to look upon as one of ourselves. His stories have been the delight of our children for three generations, and their popularity among us increases rather than diminishes as time goes on; scarcely a year passes without bringing with it a new edition or translation of the incomparable "Fairy Tales."

But even if Andersen had not written a single line of a single fairy tale he would still remain a tempting subject for a biographer. In practical life he was essentially a shrewd, observant man of the world, who saw more than most people, because he took the trouble to keep his eyes open.

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ISBN-13:
9781330120507
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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