The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

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This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen--one of the immortals of world literature--not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Nightingale, are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own. show more

Book details

EAN

9780385189514

Classifications

Literature & literary studies

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

1120 pages

Weight(g)

1130g

Dimensions(mm)

233 x 153 x 51

Publication date

1983-08-09

Publisher

Random House USA Inc

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780385189514
Classification Literature & literary studies
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 1120 pages
Weight(g) 1130g
Dimensions(mm) 233 x 153 x 51
Publication date 1983-08-09
Publisher Random House USA Inc
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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