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Hans Christian Andersen

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(1805 - 1875)

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, was a Danish author and poet.

Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales.

Andersen’s popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyr, or “fairy-tales”—express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen’s fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.

They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.



Bibliography

Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1914)

A dozen of Andersen’s best with Dugald Stewart Walker’s incredible illustrations. The pen and ink are even better than the color. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Dugald Stewart Walker

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1935)

A selection from the master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1949)

A collection of bold and original Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1949)

A complete collection of bold and original Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Fritz Kredel

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Ardizzone’s Hans Andersen (1978)

Fourteen of the Danish master’s familiar tales.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 11 (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems. Many of the illustrations are new to this collection.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Hans Christian Andersen
Marjorie Flack
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 16 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Lucretia P. Hale
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 3 (1957)

A collection of stories, verses and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Marguerite de Angeli
Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Paul Galdone
Leonard Weisgard

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 9 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Carolyn Haywood
Et al
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Henry C. Pitz
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kate Seredy
Et al

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The Complete Andersen (1949)

This six volume edition includes a new translation of all the fairy tales and longer stories as well as a few previously unpublished stories by Hans Christian Andersen.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Fritz Kredel

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Danish Fairy Legends and Tales (1846)

This is the first English edition of any of Andersen’s tales and includes fourteen, among which are The Wild Swans, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Mermaid. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): None

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Danish Fairy Legends and Tales (1852)

This is the second, enlarged, edition which includes a total of 45 stories.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Danish Fairy Legends and Tales (1861)

This is the third, much enlarged, edition which includes a total of fifty-seven stories. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Vilhelm Pedersen
Various

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The Emperor’s New Clothes (1959)

The tale of a gullible emperor, two persuasive rascals and a little boy who knew what he saw.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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