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Author photo. Photograph by Thora Hallager, 1867, Copenhagen

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Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Disambiguation Notice

Please do not combine The Complete Fairy Tales with Andersen's Fairy Tales, they are not the same work. The Complete Fairy Tales has all (or almost all) 168 of his stories.
The various different works entitled "Andersen's Fairy Tales" each only have a selection of his stories. Also, multi-volume copies of the Complete Fairy Tales are not the same as single-volume copies and should not be combined with them (or with each other) unless their user has listed them as a single entry.
For example, Complete Fairy Tales (Vol. 2) contains only a fraction of the stories and is not the same as a single-volume copy of Complete Fairy Tales, nor is it the same as Vol. 1, which contains different stories. On the other hand, Complete Fairy Tales (2 Vols.), though not the same as Complete Fairy Tales (Vol. 2), can be combined with the other Complete Fairy Tales, since they both contain all 168 stories in a single entry. (SEE: Part/Whole Issues under What Not to Combine.)

Andersen's Fairy Tales 1,974 copies, 21 reviews
The Ugly Duckling 1,160 copies, 41 reviews
The Emperor's New Clothes 1,142 copies, 25 reviews
The Little Match Girl 1,092 copies, 24 reviews
The Snow Queen 888 copies, 42 reviews
The Steadfast Tin Soldier 718 copies, 14 reviews
Thumbelina 642 copies, 26 reviews
The Nightingale 538 copies, 14 reviews
The Princess and the Pea 537 copies, 25 reviews
The Little Mermaid 530 copies, 17 reviews
The Wild Swans 404 copies, 13 reviews
The Fir Tree 308 copies, 8 reviews
Brad Sneed‘s Thumbelina 224 copies, 22 reviews
Thumbelina (Little Golden Book) 217 copies, 3 reviews
Mary Engelbreit's The Snow Queen 207 copies, 4 reviews
The Swineherd (Author) 199 copies, 7 reviews
Contes 187 copies
The Tinderbox 181 copies, 8 reviews
The Ugly Duckling 167 copies, 24 reviews
Fairy Tales 151 copies
The Snow Queen 140 copies, 1 review
The Nightingale 133 copies, 4 reviews
The Little Mermaid 130 copies, 4 reviews
Stories from Hans Andersen 125 copies, 1 review
Best-Loved Fairy Tales 116 copies, 2 reviews
Eventyr og Historier 113 copies, 2 reviews
Fiabe 87 copies, 2 reviews
Andersens Märchen 82 copies, 2 reviews
The Tinderbox [retold by Stephen Mitchell] (Original Story) 72 copies, 8 reviews
The Emperor's New Clothes 69 copies, 1 review
Samlede eventyr og historier 67 copies, 2 reviews
The Emperor’s New Clothes 63 copies, 2 reviews
Sprookjes 59 copies, 1 review
The Improvisatore (Author) 58 copies, 1 review
The Snow Queen 58 copies, 2 reviews
Thumbelina 54 copies, 2 reviews
The Red Shoes [fairy tale] 54 copies, 5 reviews
The Little Mermaid 49 copies, 9 reviews
Twelve Tales 49 copies, 1 review
Contes 48 copies, 1 review
The Snow Queen 47 copies
Eventyr 46 copies, 2 reviews
The Tinderbox [Retold by Barry Moser] (Original Story) 43 copies, 1 review
The Swan's Stories 36 copies, 2 reviews
The Little Mermaid (Original Author) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Clod Hans 33 copies
Little Claus and Big Claus 30 copies, 1 review
The UGLY DUCKLING 30 copies, 1 review
The Red Shoes 30 copies, 1 review
Baśnie 30 copies
Favorite Fairy Tales 27 copies, 1 review
The Two Baronesses 27 copies, 2 reviews
Lykke-Peer 25 copies, 1 review
The Pen and the Inkwell 25 copies, 1 review
The Little Mermaid 23 copies, 1 review
Cuentos {edition unknown} 23 copies, 1 review
Five Famous Fairy Tales 21 copies, 5 reviews
Only a Fiddler 21 copies
The Woman With the Eggs 19 copies, 1 review
La sirenita 19 copies
The Little Mermaid 19 copies, 3 reviews
Gesammelte Märchen 18 copies, 1 review
Little Ida's Flowers 15 copies, 1 review
El patito feo 15 copies, 1 review
Poucette (Author; Author) 15 copies
The Old House 14 copies, 1 review
The Snowdrop 13 copies
In Sweden 13 copies, 1 review
Gift for Hans 13 copies
For Sure! For Sure! 13 copies, 3 reviews
The Tinderbox [Retold by Peggy Thomson] (Original Author) 13 copies
Sagor 12 copies
Tom Thumb 11 copies
The Racers 11 copies
The Ugly Duckling {adapted} 11 copies, 3 reviews
81 Eventyr 11 copies
Сказки 10 copies, 1 review
Skyggen 10 copies, 1 review
40 novelle 9 copies
The Little Match Girl 9 copies, 1 review
Wild Swans 8 copies, 1 review
O.Z. 8 copies
Snow Queen 8 copies
Fabeloj de Andersen (Author) 7 copies
Thumbelina (We Both Read) 7 copies, 1 review
Skazki 7 copies
The Bell 6 copies
Seven Poems 6 copies
Contes d'Andersen (Author) 6 copies
De schaduw 6 copies
Satuja 6 copies
Fairy Tales 6 copies
Fairy Tales 6 copies
Märchen 5 copies
Das Feuerzeug 5 copies
O soldadinho de chumbo 5 copies, 1 review
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 895 copies, 4 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 458 copies, 8 reviews
The Ugly Duckling (Original Story) 393 copies, 5 reviews
The Princess and the Pea (Inspiration) 384 copies, 4 reviews
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (Contributor) 379 copies, 11 reviews
Treasury of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 274 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 266 copies
Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 256 copies, 1 review
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (Contributor) 186 copies, 3 reviews
Thumbelina 178 copies, 5 reviews
Stories to Remember {complete} (Contributor) 164 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Christmas Stories Ever (Apple Classics) (Contributor) 155 copies, 1 review
QPB Illustrated Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales (Contributor) 137 copies, 1 review
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (Contributor) 128 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Stories to Remember, Volume II (Contributor) 108 copies, 1 review
Dean's A Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 104 copies, 2 reviews
My Book House: From the Tower Window (Vol. 5 of 6) (Contributor) 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Nightingale 78 copies, 7 reviews
A Book of Princesses (Contributor) 78 copies
My Book House: The Treasure Chest (Vol. 4 of 6) (Contributor) 77 copies, 3 reviews
Victorian Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics) (Contributor) 66 copies, 4 reviews
Classic Fairy Tales to Read Aloud (Contributor) 62 copies
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 57 copies
Best in Children's Books 35 56 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 16 49 copies, 2 reviews
Christmas Fairy Tales (Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
Thumbelina/Pulgarcita 43 copies, 1 review
Thumbelina 42 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Gardens (Contributor) 39 copies, 2 reviews
Pearl S. Buck's Book of Christmas (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
A Golden Land (Contributor) 37 copies
Key Words Reading Scheme: The Open Door to Reading (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Journeys Through Bookland - Volume I (Author, some editions) 29 copies, 1 review
Goblin Tales (Contributor) 23 copies
Thumbelina 23 copies
The Wild Swans (Original story) 21 copies
European Fairy Tales (Contributor) 18 copies
Thumbelina 17 copies, 1 review
Thumbelina 17 copies, 1 review
Copenhagen Tales (Contributor) 15 copies, 1 review
The Fir Tree (Orig text, some editions) 15 copies
Thumbelina 14 copies
Trees: A Celebration (Contributor) 11 copies
Strange Lands: Short Stories (Contributor) 11 copies
Christmas Classics: Stories for the Whole Family (Contributor; Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
The Emperor's New Clothes [1987 film] (Original story) 9 copies
Im weiten bunten Märchenland (Contributor) 8 copies
Tales of Magic and Enchantment (Contributor) 7 copies
The Haunted Dolls (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
Hævnen og andre danske mesterfortællinger / B.1 (some editions) 7 copies, 1 review
Verhalen omnibus (Contributor) 7 copies
A Kaleidoscope of Fairies & Fables (Contributor) 7 copies
The Anthology of Love and Romance (Contributor) 4 copies
Engelen stuifmeel uit de hemel (Contributor) 4 copies
Thumbelina 4 copies
Tyve mesterfortællinger (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Det forbandede hus (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
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Thumbelina [Retold by Jenny Nimmo] (Original Author) 2 copies
The children's own treasure book (Contributor) 2 copies
Fantastiske fortellinger (Contributor) 2 copies
Gyldendals bibliotek, bind 49: Dansk Lyrik, første del (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Thumbelina 2 copies
Sjælland skildret af danske forfattere (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Danske levnedsbøger, første del (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Danske Fortællinger, første del (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
En Vise vil jeg kvæde (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review

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Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales.
Disambiguation notice
Please do not combine The Complete Fairy Tales with Andersen's Fairy Tales, they are not the same work. The Complete Fairy Tales has all (or almost all) 168 of his stories.
The various different works entitled "Andersen's Fairy Tales" each only have a selection of his stories. Also, multi-volume copies of the Complete Fairy Tales are not the same as single-volume copies and should not be combined with them (or with each other) unless their user has listed them as a single entry.
For example, Complete Fairy Tales (Vol. 2) contains only a fraction of the stories and is not the same as a single-volume copy of Complete Fairy Tales, nor is it the same as Vol. 1, which contains different stories. On the other hand, Complete Fairy Tales (2 Vols.), though not the same as Complete Fairy Tales (Vol. 2), can be combined with the other Complete Fairy Tales, since they both contain all 168 stories in a single entry. (SEE: Part/Whole Issues under What Not to Combine.)

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