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Fairy Tales 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 Free Download [ Fairy Tales ] by [ Hans Christian Andersen ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Hans Christian Andersen once said,Life itself is the most wonderful fairy taleAnd his life certainly was an extraordinary rags to riches story In all Hans Christian Andersen wrote 156 fairy tales, of which forty are in this luxury, large format edition, to represent the cream of the crop It is a beautiful, sumptuous book, the semi matt purple cover slightly textured and embossed, giving almost a padded feel It has a feature reminiscent of medallions in old books in this case an inset Hans Christian Andersen once said,Life itself is the most wonderful fairy taleAnd his life certainly was an extraordinary rags to riches story In all Hans Christian Andersen wrote 156 fairy tales, of which forty are in this luxury, large format edition, to represent the cream of the crop It is a beautiful, sumptuous book, the semi matt purple cover slightly textured and embossed, giving almost a padded feel It has a feature reminiscent of medallions in old books in this case an inset glossy illustration of a mermaid The paper throughout is glossy, and most pages are bordered with patterns and old gold surrounds Three gold colours are used the spine is a slightly brighter gold, and the page edges are shiny and gilt edged, plus there is a gold ribbon bookmark attached Ther...

  2. Andersen is probably best known today for The Little Mermaid, usually in the sense that children who have seen the Disney film often hear, from their friends, something to the effect of, Did you know that she actually dies in the end Andersen stories,than any other traditional fairy tales, are filled with pathos and sadness, and end badly for their protagonists.But to dismiss Andersen s tales as dark fairy tales or, as seems to often be the case, a way to totally scar children forev Andersen is probably best known today for The Little Mermaid, usually in the sense that children who have seen the Disney film often hear, from their friends, something to the effect of, Did you know that she actually dies in the end Andersen stories,than any other traditional fairy tales, are filled with pathos and sadness, and end badly for their protagonists.But to dismiss Andersen s tales as dark fairy tales or, as seems to often be the case, a way to totally scar children forever, is truly to miss out on an incredible imaginary world, one so rich in meaning and elegantly constructed in lyrical language, and to which we mostly owe the aesthetic sensibilities we associate with fairy tales today When you imagine a fairy tale, you don t just see the beautiful princess and handsome suitor of the Grimms or Perrault, but the untainted, exquisite nature of Andersen, the warmth of a hearth, the sparkling of snow, the detail No fairy tale writer before Andersen had been so literary.Nunnally s trans...

  3. I recently chose this book for my book cub I love HCA fairy tales They are so compelling and read as though you are sitting at the man s feet and he is telling them straight to you and guestering with his overly large hands What was so great about reading them this time is this particular edition that is translated by Tiina Nunnally It is incredible with it s bio of him in the front a MUST read and the notes about each sto...

  4. These stories make me cry Grimm s fairy tales are cautionary fables These are tiny little slices of tragic reality, dressed up in doll s clothing or hidden behind animal masks Check out The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Match Girl Devastating.

  5. Fairytales are the only place I find validation.

  6. 3.5A good compilation full of children s classics fairy tales My favsThe steadfast tin soldier The emperor s new clothes The Nightingale Every once in a while a man is born who is able to see the magic, the mystery, the poetry beneath the sur...

  7. I listened to the audio book of this I enjoyed it It was interesting hearing the differences between the original fairy tales and what we have all grown up knowing They are pretty twisted and depressing compared to the upbeat lighthearted ones that we know today.

  8. This book has well known and virtually unknown fairy tales I thought Hans Christian Andersen just transcribed oral tradition, but many of these he wrote himself The book also prints images of paper cut outs that Hans Christian Andersen made He often found himself, as a celebrity author, among people whose language he could not speak, so the paper cut outs were a way of communicating, as well as a way of bridging the gap of his social awkwardness.The Ice Maiden has had the biggest impact on me This book has well known and virtually unknown fairy tales I thought Hans Christian Andersen just transcribed oral tradition, but many of these he wrote himself The book also prints images of paper cut outs that Hans Christian Andersen made He often found himself, as a celebrity author, among people whose language he could not speak, so the paper...

  9. This book is intresting although its a fairy tale book and you would say these story are pretty obvious and i know most of them since i was a kid, but no they are very different from the stories we have read when younger it has much of grown ups content Really intresting and...

  10. All right Now let s begin When we reach the end of the story, we ll knowthan we know now This book is just so lovely and traditional I don t want to write them a long review because nearly everyone heard about it before BUT for me there were many of them I heard about for the first time ever My favorite ones were The Princess on the Pea, The Little Mermaid, The Wild Swans, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Match Girl I decided for 4.4 stars, because some of those fairytales I lik All right Now let s begin When we reach the end of the story, we ll knowthan we know now This book is just so lovely and traditional I don t want to write them a long review because nearly everyone heard about it before BUT for me there were many of them I heard about for the first...