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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.



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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 NOW.

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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The Emperor’s New Clothes (1998)

This version includes a multitude of illustrators and writers and a CD recording of the book.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Various
Illustrator(s): Tomie dePaola
Et al

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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 (1960)

This edition in four volumes was published in the author’s hometown and includes the original illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Lorenz Frølich
Vilhelm Pedersen

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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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The Flower Maiden and Other Stories (1922)

Seven favorite stories including The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Mermaid and The Fir Tree. Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Elenore Plaisted Abbott
Edward Shenton

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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1913)

Seventeen tales, including The Flying Trunk and The Red Shoes. Read for free online at Internet Archive:

  • The edition printed by Holt in New York
  • The edition printed by Constable in London

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): W. Heath Robinson

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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1958)

This new translation of twenty-six of the best-loved stories is worth reading.

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

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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 (1963)

A selection of twenty-six of the author’s most popular tales along with the original illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Lorenz Frølich
Vilhelm Pedersen

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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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Hans Christian Anderson, the Maker of Fairy Tales (1942)

This two-volume edition includes a new translation of some of the fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen as well his correspondence with his first American publisher, Horace Scudder.

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

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It’s Perfectly True and Other Stories (1938)

Twenty-eight familiar tales by the Danish master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett

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The Little Match Girl (1944)

Forced to sell matches on the street on a freezing Christmas eve, the little match girl is taken in by a kindly grandmother.

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

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The Little Match Girl (1999)

One of Andersen’s most pathetic tales.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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The Little Mermaid (1939)

The story of a mermaid who wins the love of a mortal man.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Little Mermaid (1994)

The little mermaid wishes to become human, but at what cost?

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (1981)

This collection contains nine tales, including The Wild Swans and lesser known stories such as The Elfin Hill.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Nightingale (1965)

The classic tale of the Emperor who could not treasure the real over the artificial, until death came for him.

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

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The Nightingale (2002)

Cast aside for a mechanical marvel, the nightingale does not abandon its song.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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The Old Man Is Always Right (1940)

The old man takes his horse to market and makes a series of unfortunate trades, but his old wife is pleased all the same.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Snow Queen (1981)

Kate Greenaway was working on these illustrations when she passed away.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Snow Queen (1982)

When the Snow Queen steals Kai away, Gerda goes in search of him.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Snow Queen (2006)

When the Snow Queen steals Kai away, Gerda goes in search of him. This is the revised edition.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1953)

A favorite story from Andersen.

1954

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Marcia J. Brown

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Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1972)

A selection of Hans Christian Andersen’s greatest tales.

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

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The Swineherd (1958)

The emperor’s daughter does not appreciate the neighboring prince or his gifts, but she will kiss the swineherd.

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

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Thumbelina (1953)

A very small girl has many adventures.

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

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Thumbelina (1979)

A very tiny girl has many adventures.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Thumbelina (1990)

A very small young lady has many adventures. This is the revised edition.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Thumbelina (2005)

A very small young lady has many adventures. This is the revised edition.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen (1974)

A new English translation containing seventy-two of the tales.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Rex Whistler

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The Tumble-Bug and Other Tales (1940)

Eight lesser known tales by the Danish master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Hertha List

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Twelve Tales (1994)

A varied selection of classics and lesser-known tales by the Danish master.

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

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The Ugly Duckling (1927)

One of the duck’s new chicks is uncommonly ugly.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Ugly Duckling (1945)

A classic story by the Danish master.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Ugly Duckling (1990)

One of the duck’s eggs hatches out an ugly chick.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Berta Hader
Elmer Hader

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The Ugly Duckling (1999)

When one of the ducklings doesn’t match the rest of the hatchlings, he is shunned by the farmyard animals, until he discovers he belongs to a different family altogether.

2000

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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Walt Disney’s: The Ugly Duckling (1994)

The classic story of the misfit who grows up to be a swan.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Gil DiCicco

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The Wild Swans (1981)

Eleven brothers, enchanted by an evil stepmother, are restored to their true forms by the sacrifice of their sister.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Wild Swans (2008)

Eleven brothers, enchanted by an evil stepmother, are restored to their true forms by the sacrifice of their sister.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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The Wild Swans and Other Stories (1922)

Nine favorite stories including The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Marsh King’s Daughter, and The Storks among others. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Elenore Plaisted Abbott
Edward Shenton

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