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Best fairy tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

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Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library series
1509826653 / 9781509826650
Hardback
839.8136
06/10/2016
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15 cm 464 pages
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Translated from the Danish.

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children.

He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales - with an anarchic twist - but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination.

The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as 'The Tinderbox' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes' through poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Little Match Girl' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to more subversive later tales such as 'The Ice Maiden' and 'The Dryad'.

Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into children's points of view, Andersen established a new genre in literature. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Hans Christian Andersen's Best Fairy Tales is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt and is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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