Best Fairy Tales
A Hardback edition by Hans Christian Andersen in English and Danish (Oct 6, 2016)
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Short Description: Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional... Read more
Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales ? with an anarchic twist ? but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as ?The Tinderbox' and ?The Emperor's New Clothes' through poignant masterpieces such as ?The Little Mermaid', ?The Little Match Girl' and ?The Ugly Duckling', to more subversive later tales such as ?The Ice Maiden' and ?The Dryad'. Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into the child's point of view, Andersen had established a new genre in literature.
This is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt.
Illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley.
Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Macmillan Collector's Library
- Pan Macmillan , Macmillan Collector's Library
- Publication date
- Oct 6, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 103 x 158 x 23mm