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Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (edition 2011)

by Hans Christian Andersen

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Title:Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Authors:Hans Christian Andersen
Info:Simon & Brown (2011), Paperback, 928 pages
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There are a LOT of versions of Andersen's collected fairy tales - I had no idea when I first started on this. Kindle has it here. Or try the same version here on Gutenberg. I may have miscounted but I think there are about 127 stories in this collection.

This should be interesting in that I've only read the very popular Andersen fairy tales, and not anything more. So most of these stories will be completely new to me. I'm also ready to pick this up and set it aside at times, because from what I remember of Andersen a lot of the stories will be sweet but also very sad. Or at least that's how they always struck me before. Reading through a lot of depressing stories at once might be a bit difficult - so it may take me a while to read all of this.

[As always, when this is on the Currently Reading shelf I'm not done and will continue adding bits to this review. And it will continue to pop up again and again in your updates feed when I forget to uncheck that "add to my updates" box. (Sorry 'bout that.) Also I may start off saying something about a book and then change my mind before I get to the end - and then I'll edit this. So until I remove this blurb take none of this as final!]


The contents, in order:

A Story
By the Almshouse Window
The Angel
Anne Lisbeth
The Conceited Apple-branch
Beauty of Form and Beauty of Mind
The Beetle who went on his Travels
The Bell
The Bell-deep
The Bird of Popular Song
The Bishop of Borglum and his Warriors
The Bottle Neck
The Buckwheat
The Butterfly
A Cheerful Temper
The Child in the Grave
Children's Prattle
The Farm-yard Cock and the Weather-cock
The Daisy
The Darning-Needle
Delaying is not Forgetting
The Drop of Water
The Dryad
Jack the Dullard
The Dumb Book
The Elf of the Rose
The Elfin Hill
The Emperor's New Suit
The Fir Tree
The Flax
The Flying Trunk
The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship
The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf
The Goblin and the Huckster
The Golden Treasure
The Goloshes of Fortune
She was Good for Nothing
Grandmother
A Great Grief
The Happy Family
A Leaf from Heaven
Holger Danske
Ib and Little Christina
The Ice Maiden
The Jewish Maiden
The Jumper
The Last Dream of the Old Oak
The Last Pearl
Little Claus and Big Claus
The Little Elder-tree Mother
Little Ida's Flowers
The Little Match-seller
The Little Mermaid
Little Tiny or Thumbelina
Little Tuk
The Loveliest Rose in the World
The Mail-coach Passengers
The Marsh King's Daughter
The Metal Pig
The Money-box
What the Moon Saw
The Neighbouring Families
The Nightingale
There is no Doubt about it
In the Nursery
The Old Bachelor's Nightcap
The Old Church Bell
The Old Grave-stone
The Old House
What the Old Man Does is Always Right
The Old Street Lamp
Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream God
Ole the Tower-keeper
Our Aunt
The Garden of Paradise
The Pea Blossom
The Pen and the Inkstand
The Philosopher's Stone
The Phoenix Bird
The Portuguese Duck
The Porter's Son
Poultry Meg's Family
The Princess and the Pea
The Psyche
The Puppet-show Man
The Races
The Red Shoes
Everything in the Right Place
A Rose from Homer's Grave
The Snail and the Rose-tree
A Story from the Sand-hills
The Saucy Boy
The Shadow
The Shepherdess and the Sheep
The Silver Shilling
The Shirt-collar
The Snow Man
The Snow Queen
The Snowdrop
Something
Soup from a Sausage Skewer
The Storks
The Storm Shakes the Shield
The Story of a Mother
The Sunbeam and the Captive
The Swan's Nest
The Swineherd
The Thistle's Experiences
The Thorny Road of Honor
In a Thousand Years
The Brave Tin Soldier
The Tinder-box
The Toad
The Top and Ball
The Travelling Companion
Two Brothers
Two Maidens
The Ugly Duckling
Under the Willow Tree
In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea
What One Can Invent
The Wicked Prince
The Wild Swans
The Will-o-the-Wisp in the Town, Says the Wild Woman
The Story of the Wind
The Windmill
The Story of the Year
  bookishbat | Sep 25, 2013 |
I read these years and years ago. The one that's always stuck with me is, "The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf." I plan to read these again one of these days. ( )
  herebedragons | Jan 25, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670859303, Hardcover)

A new collection of beloved tales that have been popular for more than a century features twelve favorite stories, including ""Thumbelina,"" ""The Princess and the Pea,"" and ""The Ugly Duckling.""

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:04 -0400)

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Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, and The Little Match Girl, Andersen has captivated generations of readers around the globe. This collection presents an array of Andersen's most beloved fairy tales.… (more)

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