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Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

"All right! Now let's begin. When we reach the end of the story we'll know more than we know now..."

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" 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 rare discovery in the world of fairy tales—now for the first time in English

 

With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales—the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen—becomes a quartet. In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schönwerths work was lost—until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu­scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive.

 

Now, for the first time, Schönwerths lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) wrote more than 150 haunting tales. Many were based on folktales and many were his own original creations.

Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator of Scandinavian fiction, including Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter.

Jackie Wullschlager’s books include a critically acclaimed biography of Hans Christian Andersen. She is the chief art correspondent for Financial Times.

Anders Nilsen is a member of the Chicago-based art collective The Holy Consumption. His best-known work includes Dogs and Water and the Big Questions series.

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:
9780143039525
Author:
Andersen, Hans Christian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Introduction:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Editor:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Cover Art:
Nilsen, Anders
Author:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Suss, Engelbert
Author:
Schonwerth, Franz Xaver Von
Author:
Eichenseer, Erika
Author:
Wullschlager, Jackie
Author:
Tatar, Maria
Author:
Nilsen, Anders
Author:
von Schonwerth, Franz Xaver
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children's stories, Danish
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Denmark.
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Folklore
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales—now for the first time in English

 

With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales—the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen—becomes a quartet. In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schönwerths work was lost—until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu­scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive.

 

Now, for the first time, Schönwerths lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

"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

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