The Complete Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and... show more
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and 1872. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever. Here are all of Andersen's 168 tales, and among the favourites are 'The Red Shoes', 'The Mermaid', 'The Real Princess', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', The Tinder Box' and of course 'The Ugly Duckling'.
Publish date: 1997
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages no: 140
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Fairy Tales
, Short Stories
OK. So. Fairy Tales. Everyone loves a good fairytale, right?But, you know, one. Or two. Three at best. By the time I'd read all these, I could predict exactly what was going to happen. And most of them are so horrible! Nearly all of them involve death, or unrequited love, or divine judgement, and so...
Eh. I wasn't really impressed with the stories. Fairy tales are very interesting. They are definitely the start of fantasy literature so it's fun to see how far things have come over the years. At the same time, I found they can be a bit dull (for me). The biggest problem is the stories don't have a...
ذكريات الطفولة الجميلة ، عالم هانز أندرسون الساحر ، الطبعة القديمة المهترئة ذات الأوراق الصفراء والتي أقلب كل صفحة بمفردها علي حدي ، مازالت احتفظ بهذه النسخة في ظرف بني كبير ولا اريد تجمعيها أو تجليدها لذكريات هذه النسخة بحالتها تلك معي :)
Some stories are quite deep and many, many of them are very sad, when dealing with the harsh reality of life.