The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen – A New Translation from the Danish

Autor Hans Christian Andersen, Jeffrey Frank, Diana Crone Frank
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 8 dec 2023
On the bicentennial of Hans Christian Andersen's birth, this collection takes Andersen out of the nursery and places him squarely in the literary pantheon. While Andersen's tales continue to seize the imagination with their singular blend of simplicity, eccentricity, and charm, English-language readers have until now had to content themselves with inaccurate retellings and inadequate translations. Diana Crone Frank, a Danish novelist and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor at the "New Yorker," offer a much-needed modern translation. In this collection are twenty-two tales that best represent Andersen's literary legacy, including such classics as "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "Thumbelisa," and "The Emperor's New Clothes," as well as largely unfamiliar stories like "By the Outermost Sea." Illuminating notes clarify references in the tales. And in an introductory essay, the Franks explore the writer and his times, placing the enigmatic and often bizarre figure of Andersen among his literary contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and SOren Kierkegaard, with whom he crossed paths; and they bring to life Andersen's fascinating relationship with the United States. Illustrated with the delicate and beautiful drawings that accompanied the original Danish publication, "The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen" will delight readers of all ages.

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ISBN-13: 9780822336938
ISBN-10: 0822336936
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 156 x 210 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: MD – Duke University Press

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"The translation of Andersen's tales by Diana Crone Frank and Jeffrey Frank is cause for real celebration. This edition is far superior to other collections."--Maria Tatar, author of "Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood"


Diana Crone Frank, a linguist and Danish novelist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor at "The New Yorker," offer a modern translation of the 22 tales that best represent Andersen's literary legacy.

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Hans Christian Andersen


Introduction: The Real H. C. Anderson 1
The Tinderbox, 1835 39
Little Claus and Big Claus, 1835 47
The Princess on the Pea, 1835 61
Thumbelisa, 1835 64
The Little Mermaid, 1837 78
The Emperor's New Clothes, 1837 105
The Wild Swans, 1838 111
The Swineherd, 1842 131
The Nightingale, 1844 139
The Sweethearts, 1844 152
The Ugly Duckling, 1844 156
The Snow Queen, 1845 169
The Red Shoes, 1845 207
The Little Match Girl, 1845 215
The Happy Family, 1847 220
The Shadow, 1847 225
By the Outermost Sea, 1855 240
Hopeless Hans, 1855 244
Kids' Talk, 1859 250
Father's Always Right, 1861 254
The Gardener and the Aristocrats, 1872 260
Auntie Toothache, 1872 269
Acknowledgments 285
Bibliography 287
About the Translation 295
About the Artists 295