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Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(/ˈændərsən/; Danish: [hanˀs ˈkʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩] ( listen)), often referred to in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no fewer than 3381 works[1] have been translated into more than 125 languages,[2] have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well.[3] Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many others. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films.[4] One of Copenhagen's widest and busiest boulevards is named "H.C. Andersens Boulevard".[5]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early work 2.2 Fairy tales
Fairy tales
and poetry 2.3 Travelogues

3 Personal life

3.1 Meetings with Dickens 3.2 Love life

4 Death 5 Legacy and cultural influence

5.1 Archives, collections and museums 5.2 Art, entertainment and media

5.2.1 Films 5.2.2 Literature 5.2.3 Mobile app 5.2.4 Monuments and sculptures 5.2.5 Music 5.2.6 Stage productions 5.2.7 Television 5.2.8 Webseries

5.3 Awards 5.4 Events and holidays 5.5 Places named after Andersen 5.6 Postage stamps 5.7 Theme parks 5.8 Cultural references

6 Selected works 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Early life[edit]

"It doesn't matter about being born in a duckyard, as long as you are hatched from a swan's egg"

"The Ugly Duckling"

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
was born in Odense, Denmark
Denmark
on 2 April 1805. He was an only child. Andersen's father, also Hans, considered himself related to nobility (his paternal grandmother had told his father that their family had belonged to a higher social class,[6] but investigations have disproved these stories).[6][7] A persistent speculation suggests that Andersen was an illegitimate son of King Christian VIII, but this notion has been challenged.[6] Andersen's father, who had received an elementary school education, introduced Andersen to literature, reading to him Arabian Nights.[8] Andersen's mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, was an illiterate washerwoman. Following her husband's death in 1816, she remarried in 1818.[8] Andersen was sent to a local school for poor children where he received a basic education and had to support himself, working as an apprentice to a weaver and, later, to a tailor. At fourteen, he moved to Copenhagen
Copenhagen
to seek employment as an actor. Having an excellent soprano voice, he was accepted into the Royal Danish Theatre, but his voice soon changed. A colleague at the theatre told him that he considered Andersen a poet. Taking the suggestion seriously, Andersen began to focus on writing.

Andersen's childhood home in Odense

Jonas Collin, director of the Royal Danish Theatre, held great affection for Andersen and sent him to a grammar school in Slagelse, persuading King Frederick VI to pay part of the youth's education.[9] Andersen had by then published his first story, "The Ghost at Palnatoke's Grave" (1822). Though not a stellar pupil, he also attended school at Elsinore
Elsinore
until 1827.[10] He later said his years in school were the darkest and most bitter of his life. At one school, he lived at his schoolmaster's home, where he was abused, being told that it was "to improve his character". He later said the faculty had discouraged him from writing, driving him into a depression.[11] Career[edit]

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Paper chimney sweep cut by Andersen

Early work[edit] A very early fairy tale by Andersen, "The Tallow Candle" (Danish: Tællelyset), was discovered in a Danish archive in October 2012. The story, written in the 1820s, was about a candle that did not feel appreciated. It was written while Andersen was still in school and dedicated to a benefactor in whose family's possession it remained until it turned up among other family papers in a local archive.[12] In 1829, Andersen enjoyed considerable success with the short story "A Journey on Foot from Holmen's Canal to the East Point of Amager". Its protagonist meets characters ranging from Saint Peter
Saint Peter
to a talking cat. Andersen followed this success with a theatrical piece, Love on St. Nicholas Church Tower, and a short volume of poems. Although he made little progress writing and publishing immediately thereafter, in 1833 he received a small travel grant from the king, thus enabling him to set out on the first of many journeys through Europe. At Jura, near Le Locle, Switzerland, Andersen wrote the story "Agnete and the Merman". He spent an evening in the Italian seaside village of Sestri Levante the same year, inspiring the title of "The Bay of Fables".[13] In October 1834, he arrived in Rome. Andersen's travels in Italy were to be reflected in his first novel, a fictionalized autobiography titled The Improvisatore
The Improvisatore
(Improvisatoren), published in 1835 to instant acclaim.[14][15] Fairy tales
Fairy tales
and poetry[edit] Andersen's initial attempts at writing fairy tales were revisions of stories that he heard as a child. Initially his original fairy tales were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty of translating them. In 1835, Andersen published the first two installments of his Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1837. The collection comprises nine tales, including "The Tinderbox", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid" and "The Emperor's New Clothes". The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels, O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837);[16] the latter work was reviewed by a young Søren Kierkegaard. Much of his work was influenced by the Bible as when he was growing up Christianity was very important in the Danish culture.[17]

Painting of Andersen, 1836, by Christian Albrecht Jensen

After a visit to Sweden
Sweden
in 1837, Andersen became inspired by Scandinavism
Scandinavism
and committed himself to writing a poem that would convey the relatedness of Swedes, Danes
Danes
and Norwegians.[18] In July 1839, during a visit to the island of Funen, Andersen wrote the text of his poem Jeg er en Skandinav ("I am a Scandinavian")[18] to capture "the beauty of the Nordic spirit, the way the three sister nations have gradually grown together" as part of a Scandinavian national anthem.[18] Composer Otto Lindblad
Otto Lindblad
set the poem to music, and the composition was published in January 1840. Its popularity peaked in 1845, after which it was seldom sung.[18] Andersen returned to the fairy tale genre in 1838 with another collection, Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. First Booklet (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling), which consists of "The Daisy", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", and "The Wild Swans". 1845 saw a breakthrough for Andersen with the publication of four translations of his fairy tales. "The Little Mermaid" appeared in the periodical Bentley's Miscellany, followed by a second volume, Wonderful Stories for Children. Two other volumes enthusiastically received were A Danish Story Book and Danish Fairy Tales and Legends. A review that appeared in the London journal The Athenæum (February 1846) said of Wonderful Stories, "This is a book full of life and fancy; a book for grandfathers no less than grandchildren, not a word of which will be skipped by those who have it once in hand."[3] Andersen would continue to write fairy tales and published them in installments until 1872.[19] Travelogues[edit] In 1851, he published to wide acclaim In Sweden, a volume of travel sketches. A keen traveller, Andersen published several other long travelogues: Shadow Pictures of a Journey to the Harz, Swiss Saxony, etc. etc. in the Summer of 1831, A Poet's Bazaar, In Spain and A Visit to Portugal
Portugal
in 1866. (The last describes his visit with his Portuguese friends Jorge and Jose O'Neill, who were his fellows in the mid-1820s while living in Copenhagen.) In his travelogues, Andersen took heed of some of the contemporary conventions about travel writing, but always developed the genre to suit his own purposes. Each of his travelogues combines documentary and descriptive accounts of the sights he saw with more philosophical passages on topics such as being an author, immortality, and the nature of fiction in the literary travel report. Some of the travelogues, such as In Sweden, even contain fairy-tales. In the 1840s, Andersen's attention returned to the stage, but with little success. He had better fortune with the publication of the Picture-Book without Pictures (1840). A second series of fairy tales began in 1838 and a third in 1845. Andersen was now celebrated throughout Europe, although his native Denmark
Denmark
still showed some resistance to his pretensions. Between 1845 and 1864, H. C. Andersen lived at 67 Nyhavn, Copenhagen, where a memorial plaque now stands.[20] Personal life[edit] Meetings with Dickens[edit] In June 1847, Andersen paid his first visit to England and enjoyed a triumphal social success during the summer. The Countess of Blessington invited him to her parties where intellectual people could meet, and it was at one such party that he met Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
for the first time. They shook hands and walked to the veranda, about which Andersen wrote in his diary: "We had come to the veranda, I was so happy to see and speak to England's now living writer, whom I love the most."[21] The two authors respected each other's work and shared something important in common as writers: depictions of the poor and the underclass, who often had difficult lives affected both by the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
and by abject poverty. In the Victorian era there was a growing sympathy for children and an idealisation of the innocence of childhood. Ten years later, Andersen visited England again, primarily to meet Dickens. He extended a brief visit to Dickens' home at Gads Hill Place into a five-week stay, to the distress of Dickens' family. After Andersen was told to leave, Dickens gradually stopped all correspondence between them, to the great disappointment and confusion of Andersen, who had quite enjoyed the visit and never understood why his letters went unanswered.[21] Love life[edit]

Hanfstaengl portrait of Andersen dated July 1860

In Andersen's early life, his private journal records his refusal to have sexual relations.[22][23] Andersen often fell in love with unattainable women, and many of his stories are interpreted as references.[24] At one point, he wrote in his diary: "Almighty God, thee only have I; thou steerest my fate, I must give myself up to thee! Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride! My blood wants love, as my heart does!"[25] A girl named Riborg Voigt was the unrequited love of Andersen's youth. A small pouch containing a long letter from Voigt was found on Andersen's chest when he died, several decades after he first fell in love with her, and after he supposedly fell in love with others. Other disappointments in love included Sophie Ørsted, the daughter of the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted and Louise Collin, the youngest daughter of his benefactor Jonas Collin. One of his stories, "The Nightingale", was written as an expression of his passion for Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind
and became the inspiration for her nickname, the "Swedish Nightingale".[26] Andersen was often shy around women and had extreme difficulty in proposing to Lind. When Lind was boarding a train to go to an opera concert, Andersen gave Lind a letter of proposal. Her feelings towards him were not the same; she saw him as a brother, writing to him in 1844: "farewell ... God bless and protect my brother is the sincere wish of his affectionate sister, Jenny".[27] Andersen certainly experienced same-sex love as well: he wrote to Edvard Collin:[28] "I languish for you as for a pretty Calabrian wench ... my sentiments for you are those of a woman. The femininity of my nature and our friendship must remain a mystery."[29] Collin, who preferred women, wrote in his own memoir: "I found myself unable to respond to this love, and this caused the author much suffering." Likewise, the infatuations of the author for the Danish dancer Harald Scharff[30] and Carl Alexander, the young hereditary duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach,[31] did not result in any relationships. According to Anne Klara Bom and Anya Aarenstrup from the H. C. Andersen Centre of University of Southern Denmark, "To conclude, it is correct to point to the very ambivalent (and also very traumatic) elements in Andersen's emotional life concerning the sexual sphere, but it is decidedly just as wrong to describe him as homosexual and maintain that he had physical relationships with men. He did not. Indeed that would have been entirely contrary to his moral and religious ideas, aspects that are quite outside the field of vision of Wullschlager and her like."[32] Many instead believe that rather than being heterosexual or homosexual, Andersen had romantic feelings for both genders but probably remained celibate his whole life. Death[edit]

Andersen at Rolighed: Israel Melchior (c. 1867)

Andersen's new gravestone at Assistens Cemetery in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.

In the spring of 1872, Andersen fell out of his bed and was severely hurt; he never fully recovered from the resultant injuries. Soon afterward, he started to show signs of liver cancer.[33] He died on 4 August 1875, in a house called Rolighed (literally: calmness), near Copenhagen, the home of his close friends, the banker Moritz Melchior and his wife.[33] Shortly before his death, Andersen had consulted a composer about the music for his funeral, saying: "Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with little steps."[33] His body was interred in the Assistens Kirkegård in the Nørrebro
Nørrebro
area of Copenhagen, in the family plot of the Collins. However in 1914 the stone was moved to another cemetery (today known as "Frederiksbergs ældre kirkegaard"), where younger Collin family members were buried. For a period, his, Edvard Collin's and Henriette Collin's graves were unmarked. A second stone has been erected, marking H.C. Andersen's grave, now without any mention of the Collin couple, but all three still share the same plot.[34] At the time of his death, Andersen was internationally revered, and the Danish Government paid him an annual stipend as a "national treasure".[35]

Legacy and cultural influence[edit]

Postage stamp, Denmark, 1935

Postage stamp, Kazakhstan, 2005

Archives, collections and museums[edit]

The Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Museum in Solvang, California, a city founded by Danes, is devoted to presenting the author's life and works. Displays include models of Andersen's childhood home and of "The Princess and the Pea". The museum also contains hundreds of volumes of Andersen's works, including many illustrated first editions and correspondence with Danish composer Asger Hamerik.[36] The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Rare Book and Special
Special
Collections Division was bequeathed an extensive collection of Andersen materials by the Danish-American actor Jean Hersholt.[37] Of particular note is an original scrapbook Andersen prepared for the young Jonas Drewsen.[38]

Art, entertainment and media[edit] Films[edit]

La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928) (in English: The Little Match Girl), film by Jean Renoir[39] based on "The Little Match Girl" The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(1931) an animated short film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, based on The Ugly Duckling. Andersen was played by Joachim Gottschalk in the German film The Swedish Nightingale (1941), which portrays his relationship with the singer Jenny Lind. Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1952), an American musical film starring Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
that, though inspired by Andersen's life and literary legacy, was meant to be neither historically nor biographically accurate; it begins by saying, "This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about this great spinner of fairy tales" The Rankin/Bass Productions-produced fantasy film, The Daydreamer (1966), depicts the young Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
imaginatively conceiving the stories he would later write. The World of Hans Christian Andersen
The World of Hans Christian Andersen
(1968), a Japanese anime fantasy film from Toei Doga, based on the works of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The Little Mermaid, (1989) an animated film based on The Little Mermaid created and produced at Walt Disney Feature Animation
Walt Disney Feature Animation
in Burbank, CA Thumbelina, (1994) an animated film based on the "Thumbelina" created and produced at Sullivan Bluth Studios
Sullivan Bluth Studios
Dublin, Ireland Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003), a British made-for-television film directed by Philip Saville, a fictionalised account of Andersen's early successes, with his fairy stories intertwined with events in his own life.[40] One Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
segment is based on The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Frozen, (2013) an animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, was initially intended to be based on The Snow Queen, though numerous changes were made until the end result bore almost no resemblance to the original story.

Literature[edit] Andersen's stories laid the groundwork for other children's classics, such as The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
(1908) by Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame
and Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
(1926) by A. A. Milne. The technique of making inanimate objects, such as toys, come to life ("Little Ida's Flowers") would later also be used by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
and Beatrix Potter.[citation needed]

"Match Girl", a short story by Anne Bishop (published in Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears)[41] "The Chrysanthemum Robe", a short story by Kara Dalkey (based on "The Emperor's New Clothes" and published in The Armless Maiden)[citation needed] The Nightingale by Kara Dalkey,[citation needed] lyrical adult fantasy novel set in the courts of old Japan[citation needed] The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf by Kathryn Davis, a contemporary novel about fairy tales and opera[citation needed] "Sparks", a short story by Gregory Frost (based on "The Tinder Box", published in Black Swan, White Raven)[42] "The Pangs of Love", a short story by Jane Gardam (based on "The Little Mermaid", published in Close Company: Stories of Mothers and Daughters)[43] "The Last Poems About the Snow Queen", a poem cycle by Sandra Gilbert (published in Blood Pressure).[44] The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
by Eileen Kernaghan, a gentle Young Adult fantasy novel that brings out the tale's subtle pagan and shamanic elements[45][citation needed] The Wild Swans
The Wild Swans
by Peg Kerr, a novel that brings Andersen's fairy tale to colonial and modern America [46] "Steadfast", a short story by Nancy Kress (based on "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", published in Black Swan, White Raven)[47] "In the Witch's Garden" (October 2002), a short story by Naomi Kritzer (based on "The Snow Queen", published in Realms of Fantasy magazine)[citation needed] Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, a romantic fantasy novel, set in early Ireland (thematically linked to "The Wild Swans")[citation needed] "The Snow Queen", a short story by Patricia A. McKillip (published in Snow White, Blood Red)[citation needed] "You, Little Match Girl", a short story by Joyce Carol Oates (published in Black Heart, Ivory Bones)[citation needed] "The Real Princess", a short story by Susan Palwick (based on "The Princess and the Pea", published in Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears)[48] "The Naked King" ("Голый Король (Goliy Korol)" 1937), "The Shadow" ("Тень (Ten)" 1940), and "The Snow Queen" ("Снежная Королева (Sniezhenaya Koroleva)" 1948) by Eugene Schwartz, reworked and adapted to the contemporary reality plays by one of Russia's playwrights. Schwartz's versions of The Shadow and The Snow Queen were later made into movies (1971 and 1967, respectively).[49][50] "The Sea Hag", a short story by Melissa Lee Shaw (based on "The Little Mermaid", published in Silver Birch, Blood Moon)[51] The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
by Joan D. Vinge, an award-winning novel that reworks "The Snow Queen"'s themes into epic science fiction[52] "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", a short story by Joan D. Vinge
Joan D. Vinge
(published in Women of Wonder)[citation needed] "Swim Thru Fire", a comic by Sophia Foster-Dimino and Annie Mok, based partially off of "The Little Mermaid".

Mobile app[edit]

GivingTales – the storytelling app for children was created in aid of UNICEF in 2015. Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are read by Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Joan Collins
Joan Collins
and Joanna Lumley.[53]

Monuments and sculptures[edit]

Statue in Central Park, New York commemorating Andersen and The Ugly Duckling 

Andersen statue at the Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Copenhagen 

Statue in Odense
Odense
being led out to the harbour during a public exhibition 

Odense
Odense
statue half submerged in the water 

Statue in Solvang, California, a city built by Danish immigrants. 

Statue in Bratislava, Slovakia 

Portrait bust in Sydney
Sydney
unveiled by the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark
Denmark
in 2005 

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1880), even before his death, steps had already been taken to erect, in Andersen's honour, a large statue by sculptor August Saabye, which can now be seen in the Rosenborg Castle Gardens in Copenhagen.[4] Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1896) by the Danish sculptor Johannes Gelert, at Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park
in Chicago, on Stockton Drive near Webster Avenue[54] Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1956), a statue by sculptor Georg J. Lober and designer Otto Frederick Langman, at Central Park Lake
Central Park Lake
in New York City, opposite East 74th Street (40.7744306°N, 73.9677972°W)

Music[edit]

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(album), a 1994 album by Franciscus Henri The Song is a Fairytale (Sangen er et Eventyr), a song cycle based on fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, composed by Frederik Magle

Stage productions[edit]

Sam the Lovesick Snowman at the Center for Puppetry Arts: a contemporary puppet show by Jon Ludwig inspired by The Snow Man.[55] Striking Twelve, a modern musical take on "The Little Match Girl", created and performed by GrooveLily.[56][better source needed] The musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
is based on Andersen' work 'The Princess and the Pea'.

Television[edit]

The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
(1974) starring Lynsey Baxter Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale (2001), a semi-biographical television miniseries that fictionalises the young life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
and includes fairy tales as short interludes, intertwined into the events of the young author's life In the "Metal Fish" episode of the Disney TV series The Little Mermaid, Andersen is a vital character whose inspiration for writing his tale is shown to have been granted by an encounter with the show's protagonists The Fairytaler, a 2004 Danish animated television series based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Young Andersen, a 2005 biographical television miniseries that tells of the formative boarding school years of fairy tale writer.

Webseries[edit]

Classic Alice (2014), a YouTube
YouTube
webseries, had a five-episode arc based on "The Butterfly"

Awards[edit]

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Awards, prizes awarded annually by the International Board on Books for Young People to an author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children's literature.[57] Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Literature Award, a Danish literary award established in 2010

Events and holidays[edit]

Andersen's birthday, 2 April, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.[58] The year 2005, designated "Andersen Year" in Denmark,[59] was the bicentenary of Andersen's birth, and his life and work was celebrated around the world. In Denmark, a well-attended "once in a lifetime" show was staged in Copenhagen's Parken Stadium
Parken Stadium
during "Andersen Year" to celebrate the writer and his stories.[59] The annual H.C. Andersen Marathon, established in 2000, is held in Odense, Denmark

Places named after Andersen[edit]

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Airport, small airport servicing the Danish city of Odense Instituto Hans Christian Andersen, Chilean high school located in San Fernando, Colchagua Province, Chile

Postage stamps[edit]

Andersen's legacy includes the postage stamps of Denmark
Denmark
and of Kazakhstan depicted above, depicting Andersen's profile.

Theme parks[edit]

In Japan, the city of Funabashi has a children's theme park named after Andersen.[60] Funabashi is a sister city to Odense, the city of Andersen's birth. In China, a US$32 million theme park based on Andersen's tales and life was expected to open in Shanghai's Yangpu District
Yangpu District
in 2017.[61] Construction on the project began in 2005.[62]

Cultural references[edit] In Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy Opera
Savoy Opera
Iolanthe, the Lord Chancellor mocks the Fairy Queen with a reference to Andersen, thereby implying that her claims are fictional:[63]

It seems that she's a fairy From Andersen's library, And I took her for The proprietor of A Ladies' Seminary! Selected works[edit] Further information: Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
bibliography Andersen's fairy tales include:

The Angel (1843) The Bell The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes
(1837) The Fir-Tree
The Fir-Tree
(1844) The Galoshes of Fortune (1838) The Happy Family The Ice-Maiden
The Ice-Maiden
(1863) It's Quite True! Later Tales, published during 1867 & 1868 (1869) The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
(1845) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1837) Little Tuck The Most Incredible Thing
The Most Incredible Thing
(1870) The Nightingale (1843) The Old House The Philosopher's Stone (1859) The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
(1835) The Red Shoes (1845) Sandman (1841) The Shadow (1847) The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep
(1845) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(1844) The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
(1838) The Story of a Mother
The Story of a Mother
(1847) The Swineherd
The Swineherd
(1841) Thumbelina
Thumbelina
(1835) The Tinderbox
The Tinderbox
(1835) The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(1843) The Wild Swans
The Wild Swans
(1838)

See also[edit]

Poetry portal Children's literature
Children's literature
portal Biography portal

Kjøbenhavnsposten, a Danish newspaper in which Andersen published one of his first poems Pleated Christmas hearts, invented by Andersen Vilhelm Pedersen, the first illustrator of Andersen's fairy tales Collastoma anderseni sp. nov. (Rhabdocoela: Umagillidae: Collastominae), an endosymbiont from the intestine of the sipunculan Themiste lageniformis, for a species named after Anderesen.

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Bibliography[edit]

Andersen, Hans Christian (2005) [2004]. Jackie Wullschläger, ed. Fairy Tales. Tiina Nunnally. New York: Viking. ISBN 0-670-03377-4.  Andersen, Jens (2005) [2003]. Hans Christian Andersen: A New Life. Tiina Nunnally. New York, Woodstock, and London: Overlook Duckworth. ISBN 978-1-58567-737-5.  Binding, Paul (2014). Hans Christian Andersen : European witness. Yale University Press.  Bredsdorff, Elias (1975). Hans Christian Andersen: the story of his life and work 1805–75. Phaidon. ISBN 0-7148-1636-1. Retrieved 4 April 2012.  Stig Dalager, Journey in Blue, historical, biographical novel about H.C.Andersen, Peter Owen, London 2006, McArthur & Co., Toronto 2006. Roes, André, Kierkegaard en Andersen, Uitgeverij Aspekt, Soesterberg (2017) ISBN 9789463382151 Ruth Manning-Sanders, Swan of Denmark: The Story of Hans Christian Andersen, Heinemann, 1949 Rossel, Sven Hakon (1996). Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Writer and Citizen of the World. Rodopi. ISBN 90-5183-944-8.  Stirling, Monica (1965). The Wild Swan: The Life and Times of Hans Christian Andersen. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.  Terry, Walter (1979). The King's Ballet Master. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. ISBN 0-396-07722-6.  Wullschläger, Jackie (2002) [2000]. Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-91747-9.  Zipes, Jack (2005). Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller. New York and London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-97433-X. 

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Fairy Tales Told for Children (1835–1837) Fairy Tales Told for Children (1838) New Fairy Tales (1843/1844)

Stories

"The Angel" "Blockhead Hans" "The Elf Mound" "The Emperor's New Clothes" "The Fir-Tree" "The Flying Trunk" "The Galoshes of Fortune" "The Garden of Paradise" "The Goblin and the Grocer" "Golden Treasure" "The Ice-Maiden" "The Little Match Girl" "The Little Mermaid" "The Most Incredible Thing" "The Nightingale" "Ole Lukøje" "The Princess and the Pea" "The Red Shoes" "The Shadow" "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" "The Snow Queen" "The Snowman" "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" "The Story of a Mother" "The Sweethearts; or, The Top and the Ball" "The Swineherd" "The Tallow Candle" "The Teapot" "Thumbelina" "The Tinderbox" "The Ugly Duckling" "The Wild Swans"

Novels

The Improvisatore
The Improvisatore
(1835) The Two Baronesses (1848)

Films

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1952) The Daydreamer (1966) Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale (2001 miniseries) Young Andersen
Young Andersen
(2005 serial)

Related

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Countries

Denmark England (literature) France (literature) Germany Norway Poland Russia (literature) Scotland

Movements

Bohemianism Counter-Enlightenment Dark romanticism Düsseldorf School Gesamtkunstwerk Gothic fiction Gothic Revival (architecture) Hudson River School Indianism Nazarene movement Ossian Romantic hero Romanticism
Romanticism
in science Romantic nationalism Opium and Romanticism Transcendentalism Ultra-Romanticism Wallenrodism

Writers

Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A. v. Arnim B. v. Arnim Azevedo Baratashvili Baratynsky Barbauld (Aikin) Batyushkov Baudelaire Beer Bertrand Blake Botev Brentano Bryant Burns Byron Castelo Branco Castilho Cazotte Chateaubriand Chavchavadze Clare Coleridge Cooper De Quincey Dias Dumas Eichendorff Emerson Eminescu Espronceda Fouqué Foscolo Garrett Gautier Goethe Grimm Brothers Gutzkow Hauff Hawthorne Heine Heliade Herculano Hoffmann Hölderlin Hugo Ilić Irving Jakšić Jean Paul Karamzin Keats Kleist Krasiński Lamartine Larra Leopardi Lermontov Lowell Macedonski Mácha Magalhães Malczewski Manzoni Maturin Mérimée Mickiewicz Musset Nalbandian Nerval Nodier Norwid Novalis Oehlenschläger Orbeliani Poe Polidori Potocki Prešeren Pushkin Raffi Schiller Schwab Scott Seward M. Shelley P. B. Shelley Shevchenko Słowacki De Staël Stendhal Tieck Tyutchev Uhland Vörösmarty Vyazemsky Wordsworth Zhukovsky Zorrilla

Music

Adam Alkan Auber Beethoven Bellini Bennett Berlioz Bertin Berwald Brahms Bruckner Cherubini Chopin Dargomyzhsky Félicien David Ferdinand David Donizetti Fauré Field Franck Franz Glinka Gomis Halévy Kalkbrenner Liszt Loewe Marschner Masarnau Méhul Fanny Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn Méreaux Meyerbeer Moniuszko Moscheles Mussorgsky Niedermeyer Onslow Paganini Prudent Reicha Rimsky-Korsakov Rossini Rubinstein Schubert Clara Schumann Robert Schumann Smetana Sor Spohr Spontini Thalberg Verdi Voříšek Wagner Weber

Theologians and philosophers

Chaadayev Coleridge Feuerbach Fichte Goethe Hegel Khomyakov Müller Ritschl Rousseau Schiller A. Schlegel F. Schlegel Schopenhauer Schleiermacher Tieck Wackenroder

Visual artists

Aivazovsky Bierstadt Blake Bonington Bryullov Chassériau Church Constable Cole Corot Dahl David d'Angers Delacroix Friedrich Fuseli Géricault Girodet Głowacki Goya Gude Hayez Janmot Jones Kiprensky Koch Lampi Leutze Loutherbourg Maison Martin Michałowski Palmer Porto-Alegre Préault Révoil Richard Rude Runge Saleh Scheffer Stattler Stroj Tidemand Tropinin Turner Veit Ward Wiertz

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Associated subjects

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Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina" (1835)

Films

The Daydreamer (1966) Thumbelina
Thumbelina
(1992) Thumbelina
Thumbelina
(1994) The Adventures of Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
and Thumbelina
Thumbelina
(2002) Barbie Presents Thumbelina
Thumbelina
(2009)

Television

Thumbelina: A Magical Story (1992 Japanese anime)

Related

Tom Thumb

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea" (1835)

Films

The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
(2001) The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
(2002)

Other

Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
(1959 musical) Princess and the Pea (2003 board game)

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"

Films

The Daydreamer (1966) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1968) Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1975) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1976 Czech film) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1976 Russian film) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1992) Mermaid (2007) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(2018)

Television

Mahō no Mako-chan (1970) Adventures of the Little Mermaid
Adventures of the Little Mermaid
(1991) The Idle Mermaid
The Idle Mermaid
(2014)

Other

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(statue) Mermaids The Lure

Disney franchise

Films

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1989) The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
II: Return to the Sea (2000) The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

Series

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
(1992–1994)

episodes

Characters

Ariel Ursula Sebastian

Music

Albums

The Little Mermaid Sebastian
Sebastian
from The Little Mermaid Sebastian: Party Gras! Songs from the Sea Splash Hits

Songs

"Fathoms Below" "Part of Your World" "Under the Sea" "Poor Unfortunate Souls" "Les Poissons" "Kiss the Girl"

Related

The Music Behind the Magic

Adaptations

Musical Once Upon a Time

"Ariel" "Dark Hollow" "The Jolly Roger" "Poor Unfortunate Soul"

Attractions

Ariel's Grotto Ariel's Undersea Adventure King Triton's Carousel of the Sea Mermaid Lagoon

Scuttle's Scooters

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Video games

The Little Mermaid Ariel the Little Mermaid Ariel's Story Studio Disney's The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Print Studio Disney's The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Activity Center The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
II: Pinball Frenzy

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" (1843)

Films

The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(1931) The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(1939) Downhearted Duckling
Downhearted Duckling
(1953) The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(1956 Russian) The Daydreamer (1966) The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
and Me! (2006)

Other

Honk! (1993 musical) Ugly Duckling (2009 play) The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
(audiobook) Ugly duckling theorem

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale" (1843)

Adaptations

The Nightingale (1914 opera) Le chant du rossignol (1917 poem/ballet) The Emperor's Nightingale (1949 film) Nightingale (1982 musical) The Nightingale (2002 children's picture book)

Other

The Nightingale casting controversy

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" (1845)

Films

The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(1957) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(1986) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(1995) The Snow Queen's Revenge
The Snow Queen's Revenge
(1996) Snow Queen (2002) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(2005) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(2005 anime) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(2012) Frozen (2013) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
2: The Snow King (2015) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
3: Fire and Ice (2016)

Literature

The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(1980) The Wizard of London
The Wizard of London
(2005) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(2008) Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (2014)

Other

The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(opera) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(video game) The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
(TV series) Once Upon a Time (Season 4 · There's No Place Like Home) The Fairytaler ( The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
Parts 1 and 2)

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" (1845)

Films

The Little Match Seller The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
(1928) La vendedora de rosas Resurrection of the Little Match Girl The Little Matchgirl (2006, film)

Short stories

"Match Girl" "Matchless: A Christmas Story"

Other

Striking 12 The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
Passion

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes" (1845)

Films

The Red Shoes (1948) The Wearing of the Grin
The Wearing of the Grin
(1951) The Red Shoes (2005)

Musicals

The Red Shoes (1993) Hot Feet (2006)

Other

The Red Shoes (1993 album) The Red Shoes (2016 ballet)

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Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (1838)

Stage

The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
(ballet)

Literature

Tin Soldier (1974) Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
and the Vampire (2007)

Songs

"Heavy on My Heart" (2005) "Instant Crush" (2013)

Related

Fantasia 2000 Piano Concerto No. 2

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