The Complete Stories
The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The... show more
The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Snow Queen," "The Nightingale," and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier." With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation.Andersen's stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Atwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories.
Publish date: May 18th 2005
Publisher: British Library
Pages no: 980
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Fairy Tales
, Short Stories
I love some of these fairy tales, I'm looking at you Snow Queen, and some I just didn't like, but they were all great.
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.