Stories from Hans Christian Andersen

Hardcover | November 18, 2008

byHans Christian Andersen

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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.

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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...

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. A...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 18, 2008Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1606600001

ISBN - 13:9781606600009

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a lovely collection... To start off, this book is beautiful. The cover is not tan, like it shows, but a deep forest green. It is a lot larger than your average book size, which means it doesn't quite fit on a normal book shelf. But wow, is it pretty. The pictures inside are gorgeously drawn and the script definitely gives it the perfect vibe for a fairytale novel. The stories inside, The Little Mermaid, being my all-time favorite, are fantastically written and translated. I've heard a lot of people say that Andersen's writing style nearly puts them to sleep, but I did not experience this at all. With his great attention to detail and description, along with his whimsical storylines that suit both child and adult minds, alike, I found this collection to be quite the treasure. My recommendation? You really can't get any better than Anderson when it comes to fairytales, except perhaps the Brothers Grimm (and they have a matching collection for them, here: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Grimms-Fairy-Tales/9781606600108-item.html?ref=item_page:richrel)
Date published: 2013-02-18

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"A superb book of Andersen's tales . . . it will be difficult for other commemorative editions to match this publication." --Jack Zipes