The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen by Lorenz Frolich
A New Translation from the Danish

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This new collection -- returning faithfully to the original Danish -- takes Andersen out of the nursery and places him squarely in the literary pantheon.
While Hans Christian Andersen's tales continue to seize the imagination with their singular blend of simplicity, eccentricity, and charm, readers have had to content themselves with inaccurate retellings and inadequate translations. Now Diana Crone Frank, a Danish novelist and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a novelist and editor at The New Yorker, offer a much-needed modern translation, brought out by Andersen's original American publisher.
In this collection are twenty-two tales that best represent Andersen's literary legacy. Here are the classics: "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "Thumbelisa," and "The Princess on the Pea" among them, as well as largely unfamiliar stories like "By the Outermost Sea." Illuminating notes clarify references in the stories. And in an extended introductory essay, the Franks explore the writer and his times, placing the enigmatic and often bizarre figure of Andersen among his literary contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Srren Kierkegaard, with whom he crossed paths. Illustrated with the delicate and beautiful drawings that accompanied the original Danish publication, The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is sure to delight readers of all ages.
 

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Diana Crone Frank has a Ph.D. in linguistics and is a producer for ABC News. Jeffrey Frank is a senior editor at the New Yorker and the author of the novels Bad Publicity and The Columnist. They live in Manhattan.
 
Published September 5, 2005 by GRANTA BOOKS. 356 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Collections of children's classics pay homage to the best of children's literature, folk and fairy tales. Timeless tales continue to thrill each new generation in The Stories of Hans Christian Ande

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NPR coverage of The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish by Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Frank, Jeffrey Frank, Vilhelm Pedersen, Lorenz Froelich, and Diana Frank. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

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Selected and translated by Diana Crone Frank, an author and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a senior editor at The New Yorker, this enchanting volume provides an overview of Andersen's timeless tales, from the 1830s to the 1870s.

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Selected and translated by Diana Crone Frank, an author and linguist, and Jeffrey Frank, a senior editor at The New Yorker, this enchanting volume provides an overview of Andersen's timeless tales, from the 1830s to the 1870s.

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