Hans Christian Andersen's Correspondence 1880
List Price: $42.36
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.19" tall
With the Late Grand-Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Charles Dickens and others. With Portraits and Memoir.
The fairy tales for which Andersen is now famous comprise only a small part of his lifework. Born in Odense, the son of a poor shoemaker, Andersen worked in a factory after his father's death. However, he soon displayed a talent for poetry and went to Copenhagen to pursue other outlets. Andersen's first collection of poems was published in 1830 and a second in 1831. Andersen complained bitterly about the lack of encouragement for his first volume of stories, Fairy Tales, Told for Children (1835). In 1843, he began the series called New Adventures, the title no longer addressing itself exclusively to children. His contemporaries received his novels and travel books enthusiastically. In his More...
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