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The Snow Queen and Other Winter Tales

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" has delighted readers for more than a century and inspired numerous adaptations. This anthology gathers 100 tales that share the winter theme of Andersen's classic. In addition to stories by Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, it includes works by Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Wilde, selections from Andrew Lang's fairy books, and Alexa ...more
Hardcover, Leather Bound, 724 pages
Published August 31st 2015 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1911)
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Mikaela Garcia
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I Like that it has Scandinavian fairytales. And the last one was "The Nutcracker" by E.T.A Hoffman. Perfect for reading during winter break. ...more
Abigail
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hans Christian Andersen Fans / Dulac Lovers
In 1911, the British publisher Hodder & Stoughton published an edition of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy-tales, accompanied by twenty-eight gorgeous full-color illustrations by Edmund Dulac, a "Golden-Age" illustrator whose work has been compared to such artists as Arthur Rackham. This collection, published in 1976 by Doubleday, contains five of the original seven tales - The Garden of Paradise and The Real Princess (AKA The Princess and the Pea) have been omitted - and fifteen of the original ...more
P.S. Winn
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book will keep you busy with so many tales written by a variety of authors who fall into the classic author realm. Pick this one up in hardback it is a keeper.
Kaitlin Marie-Brown Salter
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Beautiful collection! Perfect for a long cold winter- 5 stars
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This is the prettiest cover I've ever touched. I bought it and its so, so pretty. The stories are amazing and you can feel the Winter in your bones! AMAZING edition.However...I think theses fairytales are more meant for adults than children...:D ...more
SwedishGeekGirl
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfect stories for the cold Winter months. I was suprised that there was a couple Swedish tales in this one.
The snow Queen and other Winter tales get a 8.4/10 stars.
EuroHackie
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
An incredibly beautiful volume of winter tales, bookended by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and Alexandre Dumas's "The History of a Nutcracker."

The book itself is beautiful - bonded leather in ice blue with silvery gilt pages ♥ The tales are a mix of fairy tales and winter stories by the likes of Louisa May Alcott, Oscar Wilde, and Charles Dickens. The fairy tales are derived from Andrew Lang's twelve color-coded volumes of fairy tales and traditional tales from around the world.

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Christabelle Garcia
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book contained multiple tales and tales that you can share with other people and share around the campfire. Some of the stories were about horror and some of them were emotional on how christmas was for different characters, and should receive 5 out of 5 stars. My three main reasons for this rating is because it was about fantasy,emotional, and some were about the origins of christmas, nutcracker, the snow queen and other tales.
If I were to rate just the first ⅓ of the book, I would give tha
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Betty Strohecker
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful book of fairy tales and folk tales from traditional authors (Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers) and a variety of cultures. An added pleasure was the inclusion of short selections from such well known authors as Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott, and Alexandre Dumas. I particularly enjoyed the last selection, Dumas' History of a Nutcracker. ...more
Sarah
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I got this book i half expected to be butchered in some way shape or form but it was put together well in its entirety when I was reading it it made me extremely calm and centered and the full tale of the ice queen was very intriguing. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a chill back kind of book.
Kiri
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection! Some stories were a little dull, but some were absolute favorites so I think it evens out. I highly recommend Heart of Ice from the Green Fairy Book.
Paulina
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scribd
Hmmm 🤔 I can see how this story inspired so many others, but I cannot say that I particularly enjoyed this original version.
Christina
Picked this up at an antiquarian book fair. Edmund Dulac’s (1805-1875) illustrations are gorgeous, and reproduced well in this volume. His style reminds a little of Arthur Rakham, though not as grotesque. The book contains five tales selected from a 1911 collection of Hans Christian Andersen tales. Of course, the main reason to read this edition is the illustrations, which are rich and detailed, I'll include a favorite illustration from each tale below.

“The Snow Queen” was long, making up almost
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Shannon
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, fiction
These stories were not what I anticipated. The Snow Queen was charming in some ways, perhaps because love triumphs over lies and evil. The translation doesn't make you feel as if you really are in the story, but as though you're hearing a distant, simplified version (being unable to read the original, I couldn't compare.) The creativity reminds me of some of my favorite George MacDonald stories, but the story is so much shorter that you don't get to know the characters or enter into vividly desc ...more
Meagan T
Mar 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: folklore
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Cherrie
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this edition a lot, from the printing to the illustrations. I love Hans Andersen's language too (assuming the translator had followed the original scripts honestly), but the stories themselves, not so much. To be honest, reading Hans Andersen's tales depressed me, especially the Little Mermaid. I actually hated that one. Perhaps Hans Andersen's tales aren't really for me. ...more
Jeana
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Snow Queen and Little Mermaid in its original form are some of my favorite fairytales. The Emperor's Clothes and the Nightingale were good. But I didn't much care for The Wind's Tale. I never seemed to get into it. ...more
Dez
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-star
I loved the stories inside of the book. I was able to imagine everything I read. Honestly when I'm able to imagine all of those stories I get excited, because there aren't many stories that allow me to 100% do that. ...more
Erin H
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthologies
Great collection of stories!!
Julie Henigan
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of several translations of this masterpeice I like--and definitely with my favorite illustrations by the great Edward Dulac.
Lauren
These tales are wonderful. Love the Snow Queen. It's become one of my favorites, easily in the top 5 fairy tales. ...more
LunaLord
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good book. I loved reading the old traditional stories. I was a bit put off but some of the phrasing particularly old style race wording.
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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.

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