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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525626053
  • Imprint: Audio RH USA
  • Format: Audio CD
  • RRP: $42.99

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales


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Fifteen of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tales, narrated by a full cast.

     Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore and fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own. Andersen's fairy tales, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid" and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy and magic, power of description, nuanced morals, and vivid imagination. They are like no others written before or since. 
     Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. Listeners will rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's best-known fairy tales, and find new favorites, all brought to life by a full cast.

     Stories include: The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; The Wild Swans; The Nightingale; The Ugly Duckling; The Snow Queen; The Little Match Girl; "The Will-o'-the-Wisps are in Town," said the Bog Witch; The Rags; The Adventures of a Thistle; Luck Can Be Found in a Stick; The Days of the Week

  • Pub date: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525626053
  • Imprint: Audio RH USA
  • Format: Audio CD
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes. During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works.

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