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Hans Christian Andersen - Biography & Works


The Bell

The Brave Tin Soldier

The Dream of Little Tuk

The Elderbush

The Emperor's New Clothes

The False Collar

The Fir Tree

The Flying Trunk

The Happy Family

The Leap-Frog

The Little Match Girl

The Little Mermaid

The Naughty Boy

The Old House

The Princess and the Pea

The Real Princess

The Red Shoes

The Shadow

The Snow Queen

The Story of a Mother

The Swineherd

The Ugly Duckling

The Wild Swans

Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark. He is one of the most popular fairy tale writers of all times. He has written 168 tales.

He left home in 1819 when he was 14 years old and went to Copenhagen to seek his fortune at the theatre. He tried to become an actor, a ballet-dancer, singer but all his attempts were unsuccessful.

He started to write novels in the 1830’s. All his novels were widespread in Germany. After 1839 his fairytales made him famous not only in Germany but in England and America.

In 1866 he was made honorary citizen of his hometown Odense.

Some of the most popular tales published in our literature collection are: “The Snow Queen”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Little Match-Seller”, “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Brave Tin Soldier”, “The Wild Swans”, “The Garden of Paradise”, “The Flying Trunk”.

He died on August 4, 1875 in Copenhagen.

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