Dimensions: 328 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 in
Published: November 18, 2008
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1606600001
ISBN - 13: 9781606600009
About the Book
Diana Crone Frank, a linguist and Danish novelist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor at "The New Yorker," offer a much-needed modern translation of the 22 tales that best represent Andersen's literary legacy.
From the Publisher
For over 150 years, the enchanting fairy tales of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen have delighted people all over the world. This beautifully designed treasury gathers his most beloved tales in a gilt-stamped, hardcover edition, illustrated with 28 full-color images by Golden Age artist Edmund Dulac. Filled with such favorites as "The Snow Queen," "The Nightingale," and "The Emperor''s New Clothes," this masterful collection will excite the senses of book lovers everywhere.
About the Author
Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.
"A superb book of Andersen''s tales . . . it will be difficult for other commemorative editions to match this publication." --Jack Zipes