Hans Christian Andersen is one of the world's most popular storytellers, and his fairy tales are among the best-loved works of literature. Readers the world over know his poignant tale of "The Little Mermaid," who sacrifices everything for love, and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," whose affection for a paper ballerina is symbolized by his transformation into a small tin heart. Several of Andersen's stories are so well known—among them "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling"—that their titles alone have become meaningful figures of speech. Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales collects 100 of Andersen's incomparable fairy tales and stories, among them "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Red Shoes," "The Wild Swans," and his fantasy masterpiece, "The Snow-Queen." The book is abundantly illustrated with more than 100 drawings and color plates by Dugald Stewart Walker and Hans Tegner, two of Andersen's best-known illustrators. Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
About the Author
Date of Birth:April 2, 1805
Date of Death:August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:Copenhagen, Denmark
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I know that the common complaint is that this is a reprint, but I do not own any of the previous editions and was more than happy to be able to purchase it. I particularly love the jeweled bird on the cover and this edition has color illustrations, something I'm not sure any of the previous editions have. Overall, it's perfect for my classics collection!
I loved it , the complete tales ,its so magical some of the stories sure sad but still fun book , i loved the cover its so Vintage , classic ,i recommend this book