Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.
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Four timeless anthologies of cherished fables, fairy tales, and bedtime stories from Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and Andrew Lang.
 
The most enchanting stories of childhood are included in this sweeping collection. These are the classic tales—of princes and princesses, monsters and magic, enchanted forests and fantastic creatures—that have thrilled readers around the world for generations.
 
Aesop’s Fables: In ancient Greece, a storyteller named Aesop captivated his listeners with tales both beautiful and instructive. From “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to “The Tortoise and the Hare,” his fables retain the power to guide and entertain.
 
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: Inspired by ancient Danish legends as well as Arabian Nights, Andersen’s classic stories—including “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Snow Queen” (the basis for Frozen)—are composed with a directness that children and adults still find refreshing.
 
The Brothers Grimm: From “Rapunzel” to “Hansel and Gretel” to “Little Red Riding Hood,” the German folktales the Brothers Grimm brought to the world’s attention have become part of the very fabric of our culture.
 
The Blue Fairy Book: Originally published in 1889, this first volume of Andrew Lang’s renowned Fairy Books includes such favorites as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Puss in Boots,” “Aladdin,” and “Jack the Giant-Killer.”
 
To read these stories is to be transported to a realm of imagination. Here, the most important life lessons are imparted through the irresistible magic of storytelling.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. Andersen’s fairy tales of fantasy with moral lessons are popular with children and adults all over the world, and they also contain autobiographical details of the man himself.

This book contains two famous short fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Match Girl" and "The Princess on the Pea".

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media including animated film, and a television musical.

"The Princess on the Pea" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published on 8 May 1835 in Copenhagen. Andersen had heard the story as a child, and it likely has its source in folk material, possibly originating from Sweden.
The story tells of a prince who wants to marry a princess, but is having trouble finding a proper wife. Something is always wrong with those he meets, and he cannot be certain they are real princesses. One stormy night (always a harbinger of either a life-threatening situation or the opportunity for a romantic alliance in Andersen's stories), a young woman drenched with rain seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince's mother decides to test their unexpected guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds. In the morning the guest tells her hosts that she endured a sleepless night, kept awake by something hard in the bed; which she is certain has bruised her. The prince rejoices. Only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through such a quantity of bedding. The two are married, and the pea is placed in the Royal Museum.

This children's e-book is fully illustrated all-color. Young readers will love the charming all-color illustrations, while parents will appreciate the moral at the end of the story. The beautiful illustrations will captivate your child's imagination and bring them back to read it over again and again.
ANDERSEN's FAIRY TALES, which have been translated into more than "125 languages", have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.

Some of his most famous fairy tales include "THE EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHEs", "THE LITTLE MERMAID", "THE NIGHTINGALE", "THE SNOW QUEEN", "THE UGLY DUCKLING", "THUMBELINA", and many more. In this book, you will find "ALL STORIES" that writen by the Author Early and Later Stories as Fully Well illustrated "126 STORIEs"..

This collection of “126 of the Stories” was translated by Mrs. Susannah Paull in 1872.

Fairy tales and poetry:
His initial attempts at writing fairy tales were revisions of stories that he heard as a child. Andersen then brought this genre to a new level by writing a vast number of fairy tales that were both bold and original. Initially they were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty in translating them and capturing his genius for humor and dark pathos.

It was during 1835 that Andersen published the first two installments of his immortal Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1837. The collection comprises nine tales, including "The Tinderbox", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels, O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837); the latter was reviewed by the young Soren Kierkegaard.

STORIES:


1 . A Story
2 . By the Almshouse Window
3 . The Angel
4 . Anne Lisbeth
5 . The Conceited Apple-Branch
6 . Beauty of Form and Beauty of Mind
7 . The Beetle Who Went on His Travels
8 . The Bell
9 . The Bell-Deep
10 . The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors
11 . The Bottle Neck
12 . The Buckwheat
13 . The Butterfly
14 . A Cheerful Temper
15 . The Child in the Grave
16 . The Farm-Yard Cock and the Weather-Cock
17 . The Daisy
18 . The Darning-Needle
19 . Delaying Is Not Forgetting
20 . The Drop of Water
21 . The Dryad
22 . Jack the Dullard: An Old Story Told Anew
23 . The Dumb Book
24 . The Elf of the Rose
25 . The Elfin Hill
26 . The Emperor's New Suit
27 . The Fir Tree
28 . The Flax
29 . The Flying Trunk
30 . The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship
31 . The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf
32 . The Goblin and the Huckster
33 . The Golden Treasure
34 . The Goloshes of Fortune
35 . She Was Good for Nothing
36 . Grandmother
37 . A Great Grief
38 . The Happy Family
39 . A Leaf from Heaven
40 . Holger Danske
41 . Ib and Little Christina
42 . The Ice Maiden
43 . The Jewish Maiden
44 . The Jumper
45 . The Last Dream of the Old Oak
46 . The Last Pearl
47 . Little Claus and Big Claus
48 . The Little Elder-Tree Mother
49 . Little Ida's Flowers
50 . The Little Match-Seller
51 . The Little Mermaid
52 . Little Tiny or Thumbelina
53 . Little Tuk
54 . The Loveliest Rose in the World
55 . The Mail-Coach Passengers
56 . The Marsh King's Daughter
57 . The Metal Pig
58 . The Money-Box
59 . What the Moon Saw
60 . The Neighbouring Families
61 . The Nightingale
62 . There Is No Doubt About It
63 . In the Nursery
64 . The Old Bachelor's Nightcap
65 . The Old Church Bell
66 . The Old Grave-Stone
67 . The Old House
68 . What the Old Man Does Is Always Right
69 . The Old Street Lamp
70 . Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God
71 . Our Aunt
72 . The Philosopher's Stone
73 . The Garden of Paradise
74 . The Pea Blossom
75 . The Pen and the Inkstand
76 . The Phoenix Bird
77 . The Bird of Popular Song
78 . The Portuguese Duck
79 . The Porter's Son
80 . Poultry Meg's Family
81 . Children's Prattle
82 . The Princess and the Pea
83 . The Psyche
84 . The Puppet-Show Man
85 . The Races
86 . The Red Shoes
87 . Everything in the Right Place
88 . A Rose from Homer's Grave
89 . The Snail and the Rose-Tree
90 . The Story of a Mother
91 . The Saucy Boy
92 . The Shadow
93 . The Shepherdess and the Sheep
94 . The Silver Shilling
95 . The Shirt-Collar
96 . The Snow Man
97 . The Snow Queen
98 . The Snowdrop
99 . Something
100 . Soup from a Sausage Skewer
101 . The Storks
102 . The Storm Shakes the Shield
103 . A Story from the Sand-Hills
104 . The Sunbeam and the Captive
105 . The Swan's Nest
106 . The Swineherd
107 . The Toad
108 . The Story of the Wind
109 . The Story of the Year
110 . The Thistle's Experiences
111 . The Thorny Road of Honor
112 . In a Thousand Years
113 . The Brave Tin Soldier
114 . The Tinder-Box
115 . The Top and Ball
116 . Ole the Tower-Keeper
117 . The Travelling Companion
118 . Two Brothers
119 . Two Maidens
120 . The Ugly Duckling
121 . Under the Willow-Tree
122 . In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea
123 . What One Can Invent
124 . The Wicked Prince
125 . The Wild Swans
126 . The Will-o'-the-Wisp Is in the Town, Says the Moor Woman
127 . The Windmill


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