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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 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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Fairy Tales (1932)

A selection of Andersen’s best known stories.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Fairy Tales (2000)

Seven familiar tales by Andersen including The Princess and the Pea, and The Tinderbox.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): John Miles

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The Fir Tree (1970)

The little fir tree is not content with its life in the forest and longs to be a Christmas tree.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1961)

Thirty-two favorite tales from the Danish master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales and Wonder Stories (1921)

A selection of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories with black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead and color plates by Frank Schoonover. This scan lacks the Schoonover illlustrations. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Louis Rhead
Frank Schoonover

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