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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 28/10/2004
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A new selection of 30 tales to mark the 200 year anniversary of Andersen's birth in 2005.

Tiina Nunnally's sparkling translation captures the rawness and immediacy of Andersen's style, for the first time enabling English readers to be as startled and amazed as his original readers were, and revealing the unique inventiveness of Andersen's genius.

At a time when children's stories were formal, moral and didactic, Hans Christian Andersen revolutionized the genre, giving an anarchic twist to traditional folklore and creating a huge number of utterly original stories that sprang directly from his imagination.

From the exuberant early stories such as 'The Emperor's New Clothes', though poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to the darker, more subversive later tales written for adults, the stories included here are endlessly experimental, both humorous and irreverent, sorrowful and strange.

This book - beautifully illustrated with a selection of Andersen's amazing paper cut-outs - will bring these magical tales to life for readers of any age.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780713996418
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm

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Komal Srivastava

“Fairy Tales”

This edition is hard to find. There is a cheaper edition by Penguin as well. This was brought out to mark the 200th anniversary of Anderson's birth. The binding is quite good and the paper edges are gold tipped.... More

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14th February 2009
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