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Hans Christian Andersen - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Hans Christian Andersen

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Ugly Duckling and other children's stories and fairy tales; nineteenth century Danish Literature
Hans Christian Andersen
(1805 - 1875)

 
Category:  Danish Literature
 
Born:  April 2, 1805
Odense, Denmark
 
Died:  August 4, 1875
Rolighed
 
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Jacob Grimm
 
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Hans Christian Andersen - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/26/1822     Andersen as Ugly Duckling
On this day in 1822, seventeen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen enrolled in school, taking his place in a second form classroom of eleven-year-olds. Andersen's school experiences would lead to a gallery of outcast and misfit heros in his stories, and though his own life would take fairytale shape, he had lifelong nightmares of mocking laughter and of headmaster Meisling, "in front of whom I stood miserable and awkward."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
by Lily Faowens (Editor), Lily Owens (Editor), Hans Christian Andersen
children, anthology
 
The Emperor's New Clothes
children
 
The Fairy Tale of My Life
autobiography
 
The Little Mermaid
children
 
The Snow Queen
by Hans Christian Andersen , T. Pym (Illustrator)
children
 
The Ugly Duckling
children
 
Thumbeline
children
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography
by R. Nisbet Bain
biography
 
Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller
by Jackie Wullschlager
biography
 
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H. C. Andersen: A Biography based on Letters
This Danish-language website offers a detailed look at Andersen's life based on his letters. Features a pleasant design and selection of images.
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories
Complete electronic texts to all of Andersen's 168 works. Also features a timeline of important life events, an 1884 article about the writer from Harper's Magazine, and an extensive collection of links to other online resources.
Hans Christian Andersen Portrait Gallery, by Henrik Poulsen
An exception online gallery of photographs. If only collections of this quality were available for all writers....

"Hans Christian Andersen had already stepped onto the pathway to fame, when the photograph was invented in 1839, and since Andersen was just as unspoiled and youthfully interested in his own appearance as photographers were in immortalizing the famous author, the result was that, apart from his other services, Hans Christian Andersen became the most thoroughly photographed person in the infancy of the history of photography. "
The Hans Christian Andersen Center
Offers information about the author's life and works, frequently asked questions, and a gallery of illustrations. But the jewel of this website is its exceptional collection of links.

"Hans Christian Andersen was a product of two towns, two social environments, two worlds and two ages. Both as a man and as a writer he thus continually developed and changed, but was also in constant dialogue with himself and even at times at war with himself. Thus his social rise provides the direct and indirect motif in many of his tales, novels and plays, both as a productive source in his search for a new and more comprehensive identity and as a source of perpetual and unresolved traumas."
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