This book holds 18 of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s most popular fairy tales. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever.
Andersen put many pieces of his own life into his fairy tales. For example, he never forgot that his mother as a young girl had been forced to go begging. This led him to write “The Little Match Girl.” And his personal experiences are reflected in “The Ugly Duckling.”
1. The Emperor’s New Clothes
2. The Swineherd
3. The Real Princess
4. The Shoes of Fortune
I. A Beginning
II. What Happened to the Councillor
III. The Watchman’s Adventure
IV. A Moment of Head Importance—An Evening’s “Dramatic Readings”—A Most Strange Journey
V. Metamorphosis of the Copying-Clerk
VI. The Best That the Galoshes Gave
5. The Fir Tree
6. The Snow Queen
First Story: Which Treats of a Mirror and of the Splinters
Second Story: A Little Boy and a Little Girl
Third story: Of the Flower-Garden at the Old Woman’s Who Understood Witchcraft
Fourth Story: The Prince and Princess
Fifth Story: The Little Robber Maiden
Sixth Story: The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman
Seventh Story: What Took Place in the Palace of the Snow Queen, and what Happened Afterward
7. The Leap-Frog
8. The Elderbush
9. The Bell
10. The Old House
11. The Happy Family
12. The Story of a Mother
13. The False Collar
14. The Shadow
15. The Little Match Girl
16. The Dream of Little Tuk
17. The Naughty Boy
18. The Red Shoes
Highlights of this edition are:
•18 short stories.
•26 illustration and photos.
•A free web link to an audio copy of the complete book.
•It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kindle reader.
•An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kindle “go to” feature.
•Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle’s Text-to-Speech features.
•Plus About the Author section.
•280 pages (in the kindle format) for a very low price.
This book is unabridged and appears as it was first published in 1926.