The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen, Maria Tatar
  

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The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen, Maria Tatar

In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates the stories told by Denmark's perfect wizard and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a writer who casts his spell on both children and adults. Andersen's most beloved tales, such as The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Mermaid, are now joined by The Shadow and Story of a Mother, mature stories that reveal his literary range and depth. Tatar captures the tales' unrivaled dramatic and visual power, showing exactly how Andersen became one of the world's ten most translated authors, along with Shakespeare, Dickens, and Marx. Lushly illustrated with more than one hundred fifty rare images, many in full color, by artists such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen will captivate readers with annotations that explore the rich social and cultural dimensions of the nineteenth century and construct a compelling portrait of a writer whose stories still fascinate us today.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), famous Danish author and poet, is beloved by children and adults the world around for his famous children's stories such as The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, and The Princess and the Pea, among many others. Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Julie K. Allen is assistant professor in the Department of Scandanavian Studies at University of Wisconsin. She is co-translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, with Maria Tatar.

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Format

Hardback
496 pages

Author

Hans Christian Andersen, Maria Tatar
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Publisher

WW Norton & Co
www.wwnorton.com

Publication date

12th November 2007

ISBN

9780393060812


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