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Hans Christian Andersen began publishing his Fairy Tales in 1835. This collection of 127 of the stories was translated by Mrs. Paull in 1872.

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A collection of eighteen fantastic and enchanting fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Included are such timeless classics as 'The Emperor's New Clothes' and 'The Snow Queen'.

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Who can resist a good fairy tale? We certainly can't, which is why we collected some of Hans Christian Andersen's best-­known stories for this ebook collection. Read the original versions of your favourites like The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, and The Little Match Girl. No literature collection should be without these classics from Andersen.

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In the English-­speaking world, stories such as "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Little Mermaid", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", and "The Princess and the Pea" remain popular and are widely read. "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling" have both passed into the English language as well-­known expressions. In the Copenhagen harbor there is a statue of The Little Mermaid, placed in honor of Hans Christian Andersen. April 2, Andersen's birthday, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day. The year 2005 was the bicentenary of Andersen's birth and his life and work was celebrated around the world.

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The Little Mermaid is a popular fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.­Written originally as a ballet, the tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theatre and animated film. The Little Mermaid lives in an underwater kingdom with her father the sea king; her grandmother; and her five elder sisters, each born one year apart. When a mermaid turns 15, she is allowed to swim to the surface to watch the world above, and as the sisters become old enough, one of them visits the surface every year. As each of them returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the surface and of human beings. When the Little Mermaid's turn comes, she ventures to the surface, sees a ship with a handsome prince, and falls in love with him from a distance. A . . .

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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains eighteen beloved fairy tales by Danish children's writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen. During his lifetime, Andersen (1805-­1875) was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages, and have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and films. At the time of his death, he was an internationally renowned and treasured artist. He received a stipend from the Danish Government as a "national treasure.­" This ebook includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. The Emperor's New Clothes The Swineherd The Real Princess The Shoes of Fortune The Fir Tree The Snow Queen The Leap-­Frog The Elderbush The Bell The Old House The Happy Family The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Shadow The Little Match Girl The Dream of Little Tuk The Naughty Boy The Red Shoes

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The Snow Queen is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It is his longest story and is considered by many as his best work. This edition includes color illustrations by Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham.

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