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Andersen, Hans C: Fairy Tales (EN, illus-Rackham). v1. 26 Dec 2019

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875)

Translated by Heinrich Oskar Sommer (1861–1929)

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1867–1939)


For the delectation of children of all ages from eight to eighty, a tasty collection of 24 of Hans Christian Andersen’s very best fairy tales, selected and illustrated by artist Arthur Rackham, Grand Master of the “Golden Age of Illustration.”
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Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, but he is best remembered for his fairy tales.

His stories, expressing themes that transcend age and nationality, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness. They are readily accessible to children, but present lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.

Andersen’s stories have been translated into more than 125 languages, and have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films. His most famous fairy tales include The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Princess on the Pea, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Little Match Girl, Thumbelina, The Nightingale, The Red Shoes, and The Snow Queen.
(—adapted from Wikipedia.)
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The original Danish stories were first published 1835 ~ 1861; this translation was first published in 1893; illustrations were first published in 1932.
The original Danish text is in the public domain worldwide. This English translation is in the public domain where copyright is “Life+90” or less, and in the USA. The illustrations are in the public domain where copyright is “Life+80” or less.
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