Hans Christian Andersen


Born
in Odense, Denmark
April 02, 1805

Died
August 04, 1875

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Influences


Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen) 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.

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 his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "Th
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The Ugly Duckling

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The Little Match Girl

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The Little Mermaid

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Thumbelina

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Polls

One for the child. One for the mind. One for the soul.

Where will your choice go?

I know it is a short time to choose but some people will be traveling soon

Btw, the first one can be read only for free here:

http://hca.gilead.org.il/


 
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