Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen)

Fairy Tales (Hans Christian Andersen)

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Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

ISBN 9780140448931

  • EDITION

    Penguin Classics, 2005

    128 x 198 mm, Softcover

    438pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Synopsis: Containing an enchanting mix of familiar favourites and hidden gems, the Penguin Classics edition of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales is translated by Tiina Nunnally and edited with an introduction by Jackie Wullschlager. The first writer to create timeless, universal fairy tales from his own imagination, Hans Christian Andersen conjured up a world of icy queens, match girls and tin soldiers, rewarded virtue and unfulfilled desire. Rich with popular tales such as 'The Emperor's New Clothes' and 'The Ugly Duckling', this revelatory new collection contains many later, darker and rarely collected stories, such as 'Auntie Toothache' and 'The Shadow', in which a man's shadow slyly takes over his life. This sparkling new translation captures the eccentric charm of Andersen's original, colloquial Danish style as never before. The introduction vividly describes his changing style and there are notes on every tale.