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  2. Hans Christian Andersen - Wikipedia

    Hans Christian Andersen (/ ˈ æ n d ər s ən / AN-dər-sən, Danish: [ˈhænˀs ˈkʰʁestjæn ˈɑnɐsn̩] ; 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues , novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his literary fairy tales .

  3. Hans Christian Andersen | Biography, Fairy Tales, & Books

    Hans Christian Andersen, (born April 2, 1805, Odense, near Copenhagen, Denmark—died August 4, 1875, Copenhagen), Danish master of the literary fairy tale whose stories achieved wide renown. He is also the author of plays, novels, poems, travel books, and several autobiographies.

  4. 7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

    Famed Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is recognized around the world for his beloved books, including The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the...

  5. Hans Christian Andersen - Movie, Stories & Facts - Biography

    (1805-1875) Who Was Hans Christian Andersen? Hans Christian Andersen achieved worldwide fame for writing innovative and influential fairy tales. Many of his stories, including "The Ugly...

  6. Life and works of Hans Christian Andersen | Britannica

    Hans Christian Andersen, (born April 2, 1805, Odense, near Copenhagen, Den.—died Aug. 4, 1875, Copenhagen), Danish writer of fairy tales. Though reared in poverty, he received a university education. In his many collections of tales, published 1835–72, he broke with literary tradition and employed the idioms and constructions of spoken language.

  7. Hans Christian Andersen: 10 Key Fairy Tales | History Hit

    Prolific Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is one of the most beloved children’s writers to have ever lived. Known for his fantastical fairy tales that feature ducklings, mermaids, emperors and queens, his stories also commonly explore universal themes such as poverty, charity and inequality.

  8. Hans Christian Andersen - Short Stories and Classic Literature

    Born: April 2, 1805. Died: August 4, 1875. Hans Christian Andersen, born in Denmark in 1805, practically invented the writing of eventyrs; the adventure fairy tale, or fantastic tale. Although he wrote a broad range of work, including plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, it was his fairy tales that became culturally iconic in the Western world.

  9. The Little Mermaid - Wikipedia

    " The Little Mermaid " ( Danish: Den lille havfrue) is a literary fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1837 as part of a collection of fairy tales for children. The story follows the journey of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea as a mermaid to gain a human soul.

  10. 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 ...

  11. Books by Hans Christian Andersen - Goodreads

    Hans Christian Andersen has 6536 books on Goodreads with 646992 ratings. Hans Christian Andersen’s most popular book is The Complete Fairy Tales.