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Fairy Tales

Andersen, Hans Christian

ISBN 10: 0340258071 / ISBN 13: 9780340258071
Published by Hodder Children's Books, U.S.A., 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First thus, first printing of this beautiful facsimile edition. Original brown cloth boards with ornate gilt spine and front. Pictorial title page, 16 full colour plates plus numerous b/w drawings, some full page. A beautiful and faithful reproduction of the 1923 edition on quality acid free paper. A generic inscription on the f.f.e.p. (no names) o/w unmarked and clean throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 007134

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Title: Fairy Tales

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." But he didn't just write short stories, and his intended audience wasn't restricted to children. In addition to his fairy tales, Andersen wrote poems, plays, novels, travel books, essays, and more. He hungered for recognition at home (Denmark) and abroad—and he got it! Eventually. Today, his stories can be read in over one hundred languages. But no matter what language they're in, Andersen's tales have got something for everyone. In them, you'll find beauty, tragedy, nature, religion, artfulness, deception, betrayal, love, death, judgment, penance, and—occasionally—a happy ending. They're complex tales, but since Andersen himself was pretty complex, we like to think that art imitates life. Or something like that. Ole Lukoie Swineherd The Emperor's New Clothes The Little Mermaid The Princess and the Pea The Snow Queen The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Tinder Box The Ugly Duckling The Wild Swans Includes vintage illustration!

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. He once said that ideas for stories 'lie in my mind like seeds and only need the kiss of a sunbeam or a drop of malice to flower'. Hans Andersen's stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and a Disney cartoon, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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