Pictures of Sweden

Pictures of Sweden

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by Hans Christian Andersen
     
 

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When the Brothers Grimm first published their collection of now famous fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was just 10 years old. But Andersen was destined to become a talented Danish author of fairy tales and children's stories himself, writing popular stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. Andersen was extremely popular in his time,

Overview

When the Brothers Grimm first published their collection of now famous fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was just 10 years old. But Andersen was destined to become a talented Danish author of fairy tales and children's stories himself, writing popular stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. Andersen was extremely popular in his time, making friendships with royalty and writers like Charles Dickens while his works were translated into over 100 languages worldwide.
Ironically, the work for which Andersen is best remembered was one of his least popular at first. In 1835, Andersen published his Fairy Tales for the first time, but they sold poorly, even while Andersen's novel Only a Fiddler fared well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000869420
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,041,497
File size:
126 KB

Meet the Author

Hans Christian Andersen wurde am 2. April 1805 in Odense (Dänemark) geboren. Er war der Sohn eines armen Schuhmachers. Er konnte kaum die Schule besuchen, bis ihm der Dänenkönig Friedrich VI, dem seine Begabung aufgefallen war, 1822 den Besuch der Lateinschule in Slagelsen ermöglichte. Bis 1828 wurde ihm auch das Universitätsstudium bezahlt. Andersen unternahm Reisen durch Deutschland, Frankreich und Italien, die ihn zu lebhaften impressionistischen Studien anregten. Der Weltruhm Andersens ist auf den insgesamt 168 von ihm geschriebenen Märchen begründet. Andersen starb am 4.8.1875 in Kopenhagen.

Brief Biography

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

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Pictures of Sweden 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Baby it hurts!!!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for long... trust me *hands you a glass of water and pats your back gently*