The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish

by Hans Christian Andersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822336936

ISBN-13: 9780822336938

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

On the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen’s birth, this collection takes Andersen out of the nursery and places him squarely in the literary pantheon. While Andersen’s tales continue to seize the imagination with their singular blend of simplicity, eccentricity, and charm, English-language readers have until now had to content themselves with

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On the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen’s birth, this collection takes Andersen out of the nursery and places him squarely in the literary pantheon. While Andersen’s tales continue to seize the imagination with their singular blend of simplicity, eccentricity, and charm, English-language readers have until now had to content themselves with inaccurate retellings and inadequate translations. Diana Crone Frank, a Danish novelist and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor at the New Yorker, offer a much-needed modern translation.

In this collection are twenty-two tales that best represent Andersen’s literary legacy, including such classics as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” as well as largely unfamiliar stories like “By the Outermost Sea.” Illuminating notes clarify references in the tales. And in an introductory essay, the Franks explore the writer and his times, placing the enigmatic and often bizarre figure of Andersen among his literary contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Søren Kierkegaard, with whom he crossed paths; and they bring to life Andersen’s fascinating relationship with the United States. Illustrated with the delicate and beautiful drawings that accompanied the original Danish publication, The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen will delight readers of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336938
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Real H. C. Anderson 1

The Tinderbox, 1835 39

Little Claus and Big Claus, 1835 47

The Princess on the Pea, 1835 61

Thumbelisa, 1835 64

The Little Mermaid, 1837 78

The Emperor's New Clothes, 1837 105

The Wild Swans, 1838 111

The Swineherd, 1842 131

The Nightingale, 1844 139

The Sweethearts, 1844 152

The Ugly Duckling, 1844 156

The Snow Queen, 1845 169

The Red Shoes, 1845 207

The Little Match Girl, 1845 215

The Happy Family, 1847 220

The Shadow, 1847 225

By the Outermost Sea, 1855 240

Hopeless Hans, 1855 244

Kids' Talk, 1859 250

Father's Always Right, 1861 254

The Gardener and the Aristocrats, 1872 260

Auntie Toothache, 1872 269

Acknowledgments 285

Bibliography 287

About the Translation 295

About the Artists 295

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