Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2nd edition (November 6, 2003)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.3 MB
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This new assortment -- returning faithfully to the unique Danish -- takes Andersen out of the nursery and locations him squarely within the literary pantheon. whereas Hans Christian Andersen's stories proceed to grab the mind's eye with their singular combination of simplicity, eccentricity, and style, readers have needed to content material themselves with misguided retellings and insufficient translations. Now Diana Crone Frank, a Danish novelist and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor on the New Yorker, supply a much-needed glossy translation, introduced out by way of Andersen's unique American writer. during this assortment are twenty-two stories that top signify Andersen's literary legacy. listed below are the classics: "The Little Mermaid," "The grotesque Duckling," "Thumbelisa," and "The Princess at the Pea" between them, in addition to principally surprising tales like "By the Outermost Sea." Illuminating notes make clear references within the tales. And in a longer introductory essay, the Franks discover the author and his occasions, putting the enigmatic and sometimes weird and wonderful determine of Andersen between his literary contemporaries, corresponding to Charles Dickens and Srren Kierkegaard, with whom he crossed paths. Illustrated with the fragile and gorgeous drawings that observed the unique Danish ebook, The tales of Hans Christian Andersen is certain to please readers of every age.