Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated (ca. 1868) translated by Charles Boner
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for his children's stories such as The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and The Ugly Duckling.
He was tall and skinny with a big nose he always thought that he was very ugly. His stories show compassion for those who are outcast and suffering. They also make fun of the spoiled and conceited.
His stories teach us that appearances can be deceiving, and that there is a magical beauty even within the most unlikely characters.