Title: Hans Christian Andersen Tales
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Series: Word Cloud Classics
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Classics, Easy reading, Fairy tales
Publisher: World Cloud Classics
5th sentence, 74th page: “I know I’m not stupid,” the man thought, “so it must be that I’m unworthy of my good office.”
Then the door BLEW open. A puff of wind struck the dancer. She flew like a sylph, straight into the FIRE with the soldier, blazed up in a flash, and was gone. The tin soldier MELTED, all in a lump. The next day, when a servant took up the ashes she found him in the shape of a little tin HEART. But of the pretty dancer nothing was left except her SPANGLE, and it was BURNED as black as a coal.
I love reading original fairy tales. It’s always fun to compare and contrast them to the modern tales that I love and recognise. Hans Christian Andersen is certainly one of the key writers of the fairy tales that we all know and love today. I wasn’t sure though how many of my well known tales were from here, and how many from another writer. So it was kind of a pleasant surprise to discover some quite familiar tales throughout this collection.
This is the perfect book to read before bedtime. A great way to unwind, relax and think about absolutely nothing. Especially if you’re home alone, have a great imagination and really like to watch crime shows. Nothing like a good fairy tale to unwind and relax. Even though some of these are a little dark. Nothing like the Brothers Grimm who have some truly blood-thirsty tales, but there is a note of sadness, and often not a happy ending when reading this collection.
This entire collection made me float away in a dream world. It was fun, enjoyable and I’m actually really disappointed that it is all over.
11 thoughts on “Hans Christian Andersen Tales by Hans Christian Andersen”
Thanks for the review!
Hans Christian Anderson is such a classic writer, but I don’t think the latest generation of kids get too much exposure to him. I hope we don’t forget about this great author’s work.
The other day I discovered there was a Japanese author by the name of Mimei Ogawa who was called “The Japanese Hans Christian Anderson”. Since I speak Japanese I started reading his works, and they were really interesting and fresh.
I liked them so much I ended up translating a few of the stories and just published a Ebook with them.
Please consider taking a look if you are interested (:
Definitely something to add to my list!
I love reading the classics to learn more about the modern stuff I read too.