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Fairy tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

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Part of the Penguin Popular Classics series
0140621407 / 9780140621402
Out of print
19 cm 363 p. : ill.
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This is a new selection of 30 tales. 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.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), YFJ Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

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