Author

Hans Christian Andersen

Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet

1805   -   1875

movement: Romanticism
genre: fairy tale
country of citizenship: Denmark
native language: Danish
language of expression: Danish
educated at: Slagelse Gymnasium
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, children's writer, autobiographer, playwright, journalist, traveller, author
award received: Order of the Red Eagle 3rd Class, Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Order of the Dannebrog, Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, Golden Paintbrush
influenced by: William Shakespeare

Hans Christian Andersen (, Danish: [hæns kʰʁæstjæn ˈanɐsn̩] (listen); 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), in Denmark usually called H.C. Andersen, was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, consisting of 3381 works and translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. His most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Red Shoes", "The Princess and the Pea," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Match Girl," and "Thumbelina." His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films. One of Copenhagen's widest and busiest boulevards, skirting Copenhagen City Hall Square at the corner of which Andersen's larger-than-life bronze statue sits, is named "H.C. Andersens Boulevard."
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works

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The Snow Queen

fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1845

The Little Mermaid

fairy tale by H. C. Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1837

The Emperor's New Clothes

fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1837

The Ugly Duckling

fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1843

The Princess and the Pea

fairy tale by H.C. Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1835

The Elf of the Rose

work by Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

The Naughty Boy

fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1835

The Fir-Tree

fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

1844

Les contes d'Andersen

author: Hans Christian Andersen

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