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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in the provincial Danish town Odense, the only son of a cobbler and an illiterate washerwoman. A lonely, gawky, dreamy boy, he went to Copenhagen at 14 aspiring to be a performer in the theater but eventually found his calling as a writer and teller of tales, of which he wrote more than 150, along with several novels and three autobiographies. His early stories were based on folktales, but he gave them definitive form, and he also created many original, haunting tales. Jackie Wullschlager is a literary critic and European Arts Correspondent of the Financial Times. Her biography Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller (2000) was published to critical acclaim and great popular success and is now considered the standard life of the writer. She lives in London. Tiina Nunnally is known for her many award-winning translations of Scandinavian fiction, including Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavrandsattar (winner of the PEN/Book-of-the Month Club Translation Prize and published by Penguin Classics), Peter Hoeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow (winner of the Lewis Galantiere Prize given by the American Translators Association), and Per Olov Enquist's The Royal Physician's Visit (winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize). She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Synopsis:

To commemorate the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen's birth, Viking ispublishing this new translation of 30 of his extraordinary tales, illustratedwith Andersen's own paper cuts.

Synopsis:

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionizedand#160;literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy talesandmdash;with an anarchic twistandmdash;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" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph."

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging

Synopsis:

A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales as well as original stories that have enchanted generations of readers. To commemorate the bicentennial of his birth, Viking will publish a new translation of thirty of his extraordinary tales, illustrated with Anderse‛s own paper cuts. From the exuberant early stories such as“The Tinderbo” and“The Empero‛s New Clothe” through poignant masterpieces such as“The Little Mermai” and“The Ugly Duckling” to darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories here are endlessly experimental, humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. Tiina Nunnall‛s sparkling new translation captures—for the first time in English—the vibrancy of Anderse‛s voice. Compiled by Anderse‛s biographer Jackie Wullschlager, who also contributes notes and a captivating introduction, this volume will be a major literary event that will dazzle readers young and old.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish writer of more than 150 stories, along with several novels and 3 autobiographies.

Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of Kristin Lavransdatter (PEN/BOMC Translation Prize) and Smill‛s Sense of Snow (Lewis Galantière Prize, American Translators Association). Jackie Wullschlager, author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, is a literary critic and chief art correspondent for the Financial Times.

Table of Contents

Fairy Tales Acknowledgments

Chronology

Introduction

Further Reading

Translator's Note

A Note on the Illustrations

Fairy Tales

The Tinderbox

Little Claus and Big Claus

The Princess on the Pea

Thumbelina

The Traveling Companion

The Little Mermaid

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Wild Swans

The Flying Trunk

The Nightingale

The Sweethearts

The Ugly Duckling

The Fir Tree

The Snow Queen

The Red Shoes

The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep

The Shadow

The Old House

The Little Match Girl

The Story of a Mother

The Collar

The Bell

The Marsh King's Daughter

The Wind Tells of Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The Snowman

The Ice Maiden

The Wood Nymph

The Most Incredible Thing

Auntie Toothache

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670033775
Subtitle:
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Editor:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Editor:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Author:
Andersen, Hans Christian
Author:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Author:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Nilsen, Anders
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children's stories, Danish
Subject:
Folklore
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20060328
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.38 in 1.65 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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Humanities » Mythology » General

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Product details 496 pages Viking Books - English 9780670033775 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , To commemorate the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen's birth, Viking ispublishing this new translation of 30 of his extraordinary tales, illustratedwith Andersen's own paper cuts.
"Synopsis" by ,

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionizedand#160;literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy talesandmdash;with an anarchic twistandmdash;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" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph."

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging

"Synopsis" by , A gawky, dreamy boy, Hans Christian Andersen grew up to become a profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. Andersen gave us the now standard versions of some traditional folk tales as well as original stories that have enchanted generations of readers. To commemorate the bicentennial of his birth, Viking will publish a new translation of thirty of his extraordinary tales, illustrated with Anderse‛s own paper cuts. From the exuberant early stories such as“The Tinderbo” and“The Empero‛s New Clothe” through poignant masterpieces such as“The Little Mermai” and“The Ugly Duckling” to darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories here are endlessly experimental, humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange. Tiina Nunnall‛s sparkling new translation captures—for the first time in English—the vibrancy of Anderse‛s voice. Compiled by Anderse‛s biographer Jackie Wullschlager, who also contributes notes and a captivating introduction, this volume will be a major literary event that will dazzle readers young and old.
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