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ISBN-10: 0889841543

ISBN-13: 9780889841543

Edition: 1994

Authors: Marianne Brandis, Hans Christian Andersen

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List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.18" wide x 7.00" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

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…