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The Complete Fairy Tales & Stories (Audiobook)


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.

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