By Hans Christian Andersen
A Penguin Classics Deluxe variation of Andersen's recognized stories from award-winning translator Tiina Nunnally
Hans Christian Andersen used to be the profoundly creative author and storyteller who revolutionized literature for kids. He gave us the now average models of a few conventional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but a lot of his most renowned stories sprang without delay from his mind's eye. The thirty tales the following variety from exuberant early works equivalent to "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New outfits" via poignant masterpieces similar to "The Little Mermaid" and "The grotesque Duckling," to extra subversive later stories reminiscent of "The Ice maiden" and "The wooden Nymph."
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.
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