Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874. Hans Christian Andersen is one of the immortals of world literature. The fairy tales he wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own. In preparing this first English translation of the complete fairy tales and stories as collected and told by Andersen, Erik Haugaard has scrupulously followed the text and the order of the stories in the or original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. This edition includes Andersen's own notes to his stories. As Virginia Haviland comments in her Foreword, "This new work, in its fresh and authentic transmission, and with Andersen's notes accompanying the translation, is offered as a contribution to the history of a literature that belongs to every age."
1. Foreword by Virginia Haviland 2. Introduction by Erik Christian Haugaard 3. The Tinderbox 4. Little Claus and Big Claus 5. The Princess and the Pea 6. Little Ida's Flowers 7. Inchelina 8. The Naughty Boy 9. The Traveling Companion 10. The Little Mermaid 11. The Emperor's New Clothes 12. The Magic Galoshes 13. The Daisy 14. The Steadfast Tin Soldier 15. The Wild Swans 16. The Garden of Eden 17. The Flying Trunk 18. The Storks 19. The Bronze Pig 20. The Pact of Friendship 21. A Rose From Homer's Grave 22. The Sandman 23. The Rose Elf 24. The Swineherd 25. The Buckwheat 26. The Angel 27. The Nightingale 28. The Sweethearts 29. The Ugly Duckling 30. The Pine Tree 31. The Snow Queen 32. Mother Elderberry 33. The Darning Needle 34. The Bell 35. Grandmother 36. The Hill of the Elves 37. The Red Shoes 38. The Jumping Competition 39. The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep 40. Holger the Dane 41. The Little Match Girl 42. From the Ramparts of the Citadel 43. From a Window in Vartov 44. The Old Street Lamp 45. The Neighbors 46. Little Tuck 47. The Shadow 48. The Old House 49. A Drop of Water 50. The Happy Family 51. The Story of a Mother 52. The Collar 53. The Flax 54. The Bird Phoenix 55. A Story 56. The Silent Album 57. The Old Gravestone 58. There Is a Difference 59. The World's Most Beautiful Rose 60. The Year's Story 61. On the Last Day 62. It is Perfectly True! 63. The Swans' Nest 64. A Happy Disposition 65. Grief 66. Everything in its Right Place 67. The Pixy and the Grocer 68. The Millennium 69. Under the Willow Tree 70. Five Peas From the Same Pod 71. A Leaf From Heaven 72. She was no Good 73. The Last Pearl 74. The Two Maidens 75. The Uttermost Parts of the Sea 76. The Piggy Bank 77. Ib and Little Christina 78. Clod Hans 79. The Thorny Path 80. The Servant 81. The Bottle 82. The Philosopher's Stone 83. How to Cook Soup Upon a Sausage Pin 84. The Pepperman's Nightcap 85. ''Something'' 86. The Old Oak Tree's Last Dream 87. The Talisman 88. The Bog King's Daughter 89. The Winners 90. The Bell Deep 91. The Evil King 92. What the Wind Told About Valdemar Daae and 93. his Daughters 94. The Girl Who Stepped on Bread 95. The Watchman of the Tower 96. Anne Lisbeth 97. Children's Prattle 98. A String of Pearls 99. The Pen and the Inkwell 100. The Dead Child 101. The Cock and the Weathercock 102. ''Lovely'' 103. A Story from the Dunes 104. The Puppeteer 105. The Two Brothers 106. The Old Church Bell 107. The Twelve Passengers 108. The Dung Beetle 109. What Father Does is Always Right 110. The Snowman 111. In the Duckyard 112. The Muse of the Twentieth Century 113. The Ice Maiden 114. The Butterfly 115. Psyche 116. The Snail and the Rosebush 117. ''The Will-O'-The-Wisps Are in Town,'' Said the Bog Witch 118. The Windmill 119. The Silver Shilling 120. The Bishop of B?rglum Cloister and his Kinsmen 121. In the Children's Room 122. The Golden Treasure 123. How the Storm Changed the Signs 124. The Teapot 125. The Songbird of the People 126. The Little Green Ones 127. The Pixy and the Gardener's Wife 128. Peiter, Peter, and Peer 129. Hidden But Not Forgotten 130. The Janitor's Son 131. Moving Day 132. The Snowdrop 133. Auntie 134. The Toad 135. Godfather's Picture Book 136. The Rags 137. The Two Islands 138. Who Was The Happiest? 139. The Wood Nymph 140. The Family of Hen-Grethe 141. The Adventures of a Thistle 142. A Question of Imagination 143. Luck Can Be Found in a Stick 144. The Comet 145. The Days of the Week 146. The Sunshine's Story 147. Great-Grandfather 148. The Candles 149. The Most Incredible 150. What the Whole Family Said 151. ''Dance, Dance, Dolly Mine!'' 152. ''It is you the Fable is About'' 153. The Great Sea Serpent 154. The Gardener and His Master 155. The Professor and the Flea 156. The Story Old Johanna Told 157. The Front Door Key 158. The Cripple 159. Auntie Toothache 160. Translator's Note 161. Author's Preface and Notes.