Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen

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born
in Odense, Denmark
April 02, 1805

died
August 04, 1875

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Hans Christian Andersen (Danish: [ˈhanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn]; often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyr, or "fairy-tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality.[citation needed]

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of hi
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More books by Hans Christian Andersen…
“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
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