Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen


Born
in Odense, Denmark
April 02, 1805

Died
August 04, 1875

Genre

Influences


Hans Christian Andersen (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.

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 Mermai
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“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”
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Polls

June 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  78 votes, 24.3%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  61 votes, 19.0%

Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy, 57 pages, 1895
 
  47 votes, 14.6%

The Light Princess by George MacDonald, 110 pages, 1864
 
  24 votes, 7.5%

 
  23 votes, 7.2%

 
  22 votes, 6.9%

 
  21 votes, 6.5%

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty, 32 pages, 1941
 
  21 votes, 6.5%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  13 votes, 4.0%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

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