Fairy Tales

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Hans Christian Andersen; Tiina Nunnally (Translator); Anders Nilsen (Illustrator)
(Penguin Classics, Paperback, 9780143039525, 496pp.)

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

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Description

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination.

The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph."

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging




About the Author

Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator of Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish. Her translation for Peter Hoeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow, won the Lewis Galantiere Prize, given to the American Translators Association.

Jackie Wullschlager, author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, is a literary critic and chief art correspondent for the Financial Times.


Anders Nilsen is a member of the Chicago-based art collective The Holy Consumption. His best-known work includes Dogs and Water and the Big Questions series.

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