Short Stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Edited By Sarah Matthews & Mike Royston
Translated by Erik Haugaard
100 p. illus.
The fables of Hans Christian Andersen have provided an inexhaustible supply of archetypes for the collective literary consciousness of the West. In our own day and age, there have been countless film animations and cartoon versions of his tales. Good as they often are, these have kept alive the myth that Andersen is a writer only of "kids' stuff." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. This edition takes the well-known stories of "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Tinderbox," "The Snow Queen," and "The Nightingale" and presents them in an unabridged and annotated format that clarifies the social and moral commentary originally intended by the author.
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