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Lily Owens, ed. Illustrated edition of 159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "Snow Queen", all uncut with beautiful illustrations.


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30 review for The Complete Fairy Tales

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Complete Fairy Tales: The complete collection, Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen: The Tinder-Box; Little Claus And Big Claus; The Princess And The Pea; Little Ida’s Flowers; Little Tiny Or Thumbelina; The Saucy Boy; The Travelling Companion; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor’s New Suit; The Goloshes Of Fortune; The Daisy; The Complete Fairy Tales: The complete collection, Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen: The Tinder-Box; Little Claus And Big Claus; The Princess And The Pea; Little Ida’s Flowers; Little Tiny Or Thumbelina; The Saucy Boy; The Travelling Companion; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor’s New Suit; The Goloshes Of Fortune; The Daisy; The Brave Tin Soldier; The Wild Swans; The Garden Of Paradise; The Flying Trunk; The Storks; The Elf Of The Rose; What The Moon Saw; The Wicked Prince; The Metal Pig; The Shepherd’s Story Of The Bond Of Friendship; A Rose From Homer’s Grave; The Buckwheat; Ole-Luk-Oie, The Dream-God; The Swineherd; The Angel; The Nightingale; The Ugly Duckling; The Top And Ball; The Fir Tree; The Snow Queen; The Little Elder-Tree Mother; The Elfin Hill; The Red Shoes; The Jumper; The Shepherdess And The Sweep; Holger Danske; The Bell; Grandmother; The Darning-Needle; The Little Match-Seller; The Sunbeam And The Captive; By The Almshouse Window; The Old Street Lamp; The Neighbouring Families; Little Tuk; The Shadow; The Old House; The Drop Of Water; The Happy Family; The Story Of A Mother; The Shirt-Collar; The Flax; The Phoenix Bird; A Story; The Puppet-Show Man; The Dumb Book; The Old Grave-Stone; The Conceited Apple-Branch; The Loveliest Rose In The World; In A Thousand Years; The Swan’s Nest; The Story Of The Year; There Is No Doubt About It; A Cheerful Temper; A Great Grief; Everything In The Right Place; The Goblin And The Huckster; Under The Willow-Tree; The Pea Blossom; She Was Good For Nothing; The Last Pearl; Two Maidens; In The Uttermost Parts Of The Sea; The Money-Box; A Leaf From Heaven; Jack The Dullard; Ib And Little Christina; The Thorny Road Of Honor; The Jewish Maiden; The Bell-Deep; The Bottle Neck; Soup From A Sausage Skewer; The Old Bachelor’s Nightcap; Something; The Last Dream Of The Old Oak; The Marsh King’s Daughter; The Races; The Philosopher’s Stone; The Story Of The Wind; The Girl Who Trod On The Loaf; Ole The Tower-Keeper; Anne Lisbeth; Children’s Prattle; The Child In The Grave; Two Brothers; The Pen And The Inkstand; The Farm-Yard Cock And The Weathercock; Beauty Of Form And Beauty Of Mind; A Story From The Sand-Hills; The Butterfly; The Bishop Of B0rglum And His Warriors; The Mail-Coach Passengers; The Beetle Who Went On His Travels; What The Old Man Does Is Always Right; The Snow Man; The Portuguese Duck; The Ice Maiden; The Psyche; The Snail And The Rose-Tree; The Old Church Bell; The Silver Shilling; The Snowdrop; The Bird Of Popular Song; The Will-O’-The-Wisp Is In The Town, Says The Moor-Woman; The Windmill; In The Nursery; The Golden Treasure; The Storm Shakes The Shield; Delaying Is Not Forgetting; The Porter’s Son; and more Others!!!!! تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و هشتم ماه سپتامبر سال 2013 میلادی عنوان: مجموعه قصه های پریان: چهار جلدی؛ نویسنذه: هانس کریستین اندرسون؛ مترجم: جمشید نوایی؛ تهران، نگاه، 1384؛ در چهار جلد، در 1470 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان دانمارکی - سده 19 م ا. شربیانی

  2. 4 out of 5

    James

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Complete Fairy Tales, written in 1835 by Hans Christian Andersen. Many people are familiar with the fairy tales written by the Grimm brothers, but sometimes don't realize there were several different versions or collections by different authors. Another popular one is the series written by Hans Christian Anderson. The two I was the most familiar with were "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes." In both, you see some of the "horror" that you see Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Complete Fairy Tales, written in 1835 by Hans Christian Andersen. Many people are familiar with the fairy tales written by the Grimm brothers, but sometimes don't realize there were several different versions or collections by different authors. Another popular one is the series written by Hans Christian Anderson. The two I was the most familiar with were "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes." In both, you see some of the "horror" that you see from other classic fairy tales, but these are more about reality and real-life situations that could occur. Also, they don't always end up a positive note. A few movies have been made from them, and countless cartoons and TV shows. I enjoyed some of them, but not all of them. I do think they are worth a read, as they provide some insight into the goings-on of a working mind nearly 200 years ago. It's true-to-form stories that have a basis in moral lessons versus coming-of-age sentiments. Both are valuable, but they are a bit different. Not quite for young children, probably better for pre-teens or teenagers. About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michael Finocchiaro

    If you want to read the real stories that inspired the lion's share of Disney films, definitely read Mr. Andersen's collection of fairy tales. Do not expect happy endings however - leave those to Walt&Co. Instead imagine families trying to scare their kids into behaving in order to survive the many dangers in this world - represented fantastically by witches and wolves and other beasties and meanies. A wonderful collection!

  4. 4 out of 5

    ♔ Jaela ♊ Killer ⚔ QUEEN

    Although some of the tales are really disturbing, the fantasy and imagination behind them is indisputable. I grew up reading this book and I'm sure it'll be valuable for all future generations.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion

    Strangely, despite four decades on Earth, I have almost no familiarity with this gentleman Hans. If I can live another 4 decades, I doubt I'll forget about him from here on out. What is most generally striking/perplexing to me is how these stories came to be known as children tales, came to be widely accepted and popular rather than scorned. I don't think it's just my glasses that view Hans Christian Andersen as a soul that senses more darkness than light. “Yes, every year the trees have new, fr Strangely, despite four decades on Earth, I have almost no familiarity with this gentleman Hans. If I can live another 4 decades, I doubt I'll forget about him from here on out. What is most generally striking/perplexing to me is how these stories came to be known as children tales, came to be widely accepted and popular rather than scorned. I don't think it's just my glasses that view Hans Christian Andersen as a soul that senses more darkness than light. “Yes, every year the trees have new, fresh leaves, but that is not true of the human heart.” (From a Window in Vartov) HCA desperately wants and loves beauty, yearns for music and poetry and life and innocence, and so we get this at the center of so many of his tales, but at the same time it is mostly apparent that these ideals are but dreams that we must continually reach for, work for, cherish when they sparingly come, because what this world is really filled with is darkness. He seems to say, feel both beauty and evil, know them both, accept them both, but my heart pains that the former will never have the upper hand. Throughout his tales I find his dreamy poetics are amazingly served with a shimmering personal touch; they are not distant, community-built folktales. There are also wonderful juxtapositions, magical paradoxes, and a communicative simplicity that can travel, like a drop in the lake, as deeply as the reader wishes to take things. At the same time, there are many stories of a different breed which will never make it to Disney. Stories like Two Virgins/Two Maidens, In the Duck Yard, and The Cock and the Weathercock dish out satire as sharp as any I've ever encountered. Sharp not only in its depth of understanding, but also in both heavy-handedness and bitterness. Word play, symbolism, and connections in these stories are as far from innocence and naivete as you will find. Other not so well-known stories such as A Drop of Water and The Shadow are probably my favorites so far. Both are extremely intense and particularly revelatory regarding how HCA views human behavior and human nature. Very direct, dark and twisted, but done in unique and colorful ways, they continue to show that HCA was not a simple children's man or the one-trick pony that permeates much of his recognition. And at some point, I don’t recall exactly when, I began to think a lot of Kafka while reading HCA. What are the connections? In a time when the construction of myths and fairy tales is practically extinct, when even the originals are mostly watered down and considered antiquated, Mr. Andersen delivered his most pleasant winds not so long ago and they stretch back to not only the earliest of human experience, but also connect just as strongly to us sensitives amongst moderns. This is a tome to keep bedside, never finishing, never repeating.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bettie☯

    Taking the FutureLearn course from Odense. You can find the complete tales online here HC Andersen Museum Collection 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 Catechism in Christianity

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Good gravy but something was wrong with Hans Christian Anderson. If household objects aren't chatting about their social status, then people are dying in the streets of Copenhagen! I mean, seriously. I knew the original story of The Little Mermaid, but my kids didn't. The horror on their faces was priceless. I also knew the basic story of The Snow Queen, mostly from the Faerie Tale Theatre version. I'd never read the whole thing. I think the best part was when Gerda asks the flowers if they've s Good gravy but something was wrong with Hans Christian Anderson. If household objects aren't chatting about their social status, then people are dying in the streets of Copenhagen! I mean, seriously. I knew the original story of The Little Mermaid, but my kids didn't. The horror on their faces was priceless. I also knew the basic story of The Snow Queen, mostly from the Faerie Tale Theatre version. I'd never read the whole thing. I think the best part was when Gerda asks the flowers if they've seen Kai, and they all reply with weird, existential imagery, and Gerda says, "Well, that's not at all helpful!" HILARIOUS. This is a beautiful edition, though. Color and black-and-white illustrations, gilt-edged, rich paper. Very nice!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    this is a beautiful barnes & noble edition has some of my favorite fairy tales in it. also some i've never read before. with wonderful illustrations some in colour and full page.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erasmia Kritikou

    Πέντε αστέρια για τις υπέροχες ιστορίες του Πατέρα όλων των παραμυθιών -με αυτο το ιδιότυπα λυπηρό, συνηθως τέλος που αγαπά να δίνει στους ήρωές του- μείον ένα αστέρι για τις λιγότερο ευφανταστες και αρκετα τσεκουρεμενες περιληψεις των εκδ. susaeta, καθως και την ελλειψη εντεχνου λόγου. Τεσσερα αστερια στο συνολο και για την συλλογή και διαλογή στη συγκεκριμενη εκδοση: γνωστα παραμυθια οπως η Τοσοδουλα, το Ασχημοπαπο, Άριελ η μικρή γοργόνα, το Κοριτσακι με τα Σπίρτα, αλλά και λιγοτερο γνωστα, εω Πέντε αστέρια για τις υπέροχες ιστορίες του Πατέρα όλων των παραμυθιών -με αυτο το ιδιότυπα λυπηρό, συνηθως τέλος που αγαπά να δίνει στους ήρωές του- μείον ένα αστέρι για τις λιγότερο ευφανταστες και αρκετα τσεκουρεμενες περιληψεις των εκδ. susaeta, καθως και την ελλειψη εντεχνου λόγου. Τεσσερα αστερια στο συνολο και για την συλλογή και διαλογή στη συγκεκριμενη εκδοση: γνωστα παραμυθια οπως η Τοσοδουλα, το Ασχημοπαπο, Άριελ η μικρή γοργόνα, το Κοριτσακι με τα Σπίρτα, αλλά και λιγοτερο γνωστα, εως σχεδον άγνωστα παραμυθια του, όπως ο Φοίνικας, η Πορσελανινη Βοσκοπουλα, η Καμπάνα κοκ. Γενικά, τα παιδιά μου το χαρηκαν. Εμένα μ' ενόχλησε η έλλειψη λογοτεχνίας και οι απλοποιήσεις σε αριστουργηματικά παραμύθια. Γενικά, δεν είναι να παίζεις με τους Μεγάλους Κλασσικούς. Θέλει σοβαρή προσέγγιση και σεβασμό, αν μη τι άλλο, ένα τέτοιο εγχείρημα. Ωστόσο, αποτελεί μια καλή πρώτη επαφή και γνωριμία με τα παραμύθια που αγάπησαν και ανέθρεψαν γενεές γενεών.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hossein Sharifi

    FANTASTIC !!!! I dreamt of Wind and Rain... I ran with Fairies... Cats whispered to me from dawn to dusk ... I could feel the breeze touching trees' hair. I was living in the fairy tales till the end of the book ! ....................................................... I would like to recommend this to all who want to escape from the harshness of this so called "real world" ! ... It will open a door of dreams to you !

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kübra Yağmur Aslanhan

    Andersen, namı diğer masalların babası... Bir zamanlar masalları uykuya dalmadan önce yüzlerde tebessüm bırakan güzel dinletiler zannederdim. Büyüdükçe hayat kadar korkunç ve gerçek olduklarını anlamaya başladım.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    Saw this on the shelf at my library yesterday when I was browsing the audiobook selection, and used my Goodreads barcode app to scan it in from when I listened to it several months ago. I mostly enjoyed this, although I didn't love all the stories and I kept falling asleep on others as I listened (a hazard associated with listening to audiobooks at bedtime). Listening to 'The Little Mermaid' brought back that sense of sadness and poignancy of reading this much-loved story as a child. There are o Saw this on the shelf at my library yesterday when I was browsing the audiobook selection, and used my Goodreads barcode app to scan it in from when I listened to it several months ago. I mostly enjoyed this, although I didn't love all the stories and I kept falling asleep on others as I listened (a hazard associated with listening to audiobooks at bedtime). Listening to 'The Little Mermaid' brought back that sense of sadness and poignancy of reading this much-loved story as a child. There are other stories in this volume that are equally sad, such as "The Steadfast Tin Soldier,' which gives me some serious heartache. Although Andersen's stories are for a younger crowd than say, Grimms', there are some adult subject matter and themes here. At the same time, that sense of awe and enthusiasm that marks Hans Christian Andersen's storytelling gives these stories a lighter feel than the often gruesome and dark tone of many the real fairy tales (not the Disney versions). But I honestly think that fairy tales are almost essential to giving a child cultural development. It's nice to know that there is the option to play some of these fairy tales as audiobooks, although nothing beats reading a book with a child. I wasn't able to finish this, since it was due back, but I listened to the bulk of it, and I feel I should be able to count it as read. I was glad to see this at my library and that I had the opportunity to enjoy it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pinkerton

    Il ritmo di lettura serrato in quest’occasione non ha certo giovato ad un lavoro del genere, ma non è nemmeno andato ad incidere particolarmente su quella che comunque sarebbe stata la mia valutazione finale. Sono ben 156 i titoli all’interno del volume, eppure non mi sento così “arricchito” dopo l’esperienza. Ammetto che il mio approccio non è stato il medesimo con tutte quante le storie, le più blasonate diciamo, avevano da parte mia un occhio di riguardo in più… ma anche un’aspettativa maggio Il ritmo di lettura serrato in quest’occasione non ha certo giovato ad un lavoro del genere, ma non è nemmeno andato ad incidere particolarmente su quella che comunque sarebbe stata la mia valutazione finale. Sono ben 156 i titoli all’interno del volume, eppure non mi sento così “arricchito” dopo l’esperienza. Ammetto che il mio approccio non è stato il medesimo con tutte quante le storie, le più blasonate diciamo, avevano da parte mia un occhio di riguardo in più… ma anche un’aspettativa maggiore. Per le altre è stato diverso, godevano del beneficio del dubbio ma pagavano lo scotto di essere in mezzo a tante altre che avrei dovuto leggere in un lasso di tempo così breve (per via di una gara di lettura e di una mia decisione non troppo azzeccata ^^’). In generale posso dire di aver riscontrato le solite caratteristiche, morali e non, che accompagnano fiabe e racconti simili appartenenti alla tradizione europea, non filtrati dai rimaneggiamenti moderni atti a renderli più soft e commerciali. Il primo esempio che mi viene in mente è quello della sirenetta, ce la vedete voi una Ariel a cui viene mozzata la lingua come nella storia scritta da Andersen?! Questo è l’aspetto che più di tutti stimola il mio interesse nei confronti delle fiabe, non intendo quello truce, ma le differenze che posso scoprire su queste pagine. Una sorta di versione non censurata dell’originale così com’era stato concepito. Debbo dire però che l’esito non si è sempre rivelato così soddisfacente e, vuoi per la brevità di alcune, vuoi per il dilungarsi in modo relativamente utile di altre, vuoi per quel certo non so che… in più di un’occasione a mio avviso le trasposizioni moderne hanno avuto la meglio sulla vecchia scuola. Trova qui conferma il detto: “chi accresce la propria conoscenza accresce anche il proprio dolore”, perché l’immaginario di alcune storie ormai radicate in me sin dall’infanzia ha perso un po’ della sua magia, causandomi più dispiacere che delusione. Spesso dopo letture del genere mi ritrovo pentito di aver perso il tal titolo così come lo idealizzavo in cambio di una grama realtà, eppure paradossalmente continuo a farne :P Il resto dei racconti ha suscitato in me scarso interesse, non so se per colpa mia: non appartenendo al mio bagaglio culturale veniva a mancare la spinta motivazionale del confronto; o se per colpa loro: se gli altri sono così famosi e loro no un motivo c’è; fatto sta che mi sono apparsi semplicemente come una marea di riempitivi che hanno esageratamente appesantito il tomo. Non fraintendetemi, c’è anche roba buona ma niente che avesse quella ‘singolarità’ tale da fargli meritare le luci della ribalta. Lettura parecchio impegnativa e dall’esito discreto, però me la sono andata a cercare XD

  14. 5 out of 5

    Simona Bartolotta

    Belle, belle, bellissime. Intense, delicate, soavi, alcune allegre altre tristi, ma tutte in grado portarti nel mondo dei sogni e dell'innocenza dell'infanzia. “Ah, che ragazzaccio è mai questo Amor! Lo voglio dire a tutti i bambini buoni, perchè se ne guardino, e non giochino mai con lui: già, egli non farebbe loro che male...” [...] Tutti i buoni fanciulli, ragazzine e ragazzini, ai quali raccontò il fatto, si tengono ora in guardia contro il cattivello; ma egli è così scaltro ed accorto, che r Belle, belle, bellissime. Intense, delicate, soavi, alcune allegre altre tristi, ma tutte in grado portarti nel mondo dei sogni e dell'innocenza dell'infanzia. “Ah, che ragazzaccio è mai questo Amor! Lo voglio dire a tutti i bambini buoni, perchè se ne guardino, e non giochino mai con lui: già, egli non farebbe loro che male...” [...] Tutti i buoni fanciulli, ragazzine e ragazzini, ai quali raccontò il fatto, si tengono ora in guardia contro il cattivello; ma egli è così scaltro ed accorto, che riesce sempre a burlarsi delle loro precauzioni.”- da Il ragazzaccio “Lontano lontano, in alto mare, l'acqua è azzurra come i petali del più bel fiordaliso, e limpida come il più puro cristallo. Ma è molto profonda, più profonda di ogni scandaglio; bisognerebbe mettere molti e molti campanili l'uno sopra l'altro per arrivare dal fondo sino alla superficie dell'acqua. E laggiù, nel fondo, vive la gente del mare.” - da La Sirenetta

  15. 4 out of 5

    Van

    Should an apocalypse ever befall, this is the first book I'm putting in my survival bag. I don't think I can properly review this book, and I don't intend to. However, I cannot be silent about it when it had had such an impact on me. The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen encompass all beauty, darkness, and light there is in the world - in the human soul. These are charming stories for everyone of every age. Some tales are happy, and some are very, very sad. Yet they are beautifully w Should an apocalypse ever befall, this is the first book I'm putting in my survival bag. I don't think I can properly review this book, and I don't intend to. However, I cannot be silent about it when it had had such an impact on me. The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen encompass all beauty, darkness, and light there is in the world - in the human soul. These are charming stories for everyone of every age. Some tales are happy, and some are very, very sad. Yet they are beautifully written with a kind hand, from an honest, sensitive (broken) heart through an astonishing imagination. These pages bring you adventure, romance, cruelty, love, loss, gain, acceptance, mistakes, fear, courage, pain, death, life... So much life. And it's magical. It's true. It's the beating heart of Andersen. It's the heart of us all.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mykee Tan

    Whenever I get exhausted from listening to lectures, writing papers, making reports or solving problems at the university, I always find that at the end of the day, all I need to calm down my traffic jam of a six-day school week is a pleasant story from Andersen's collection of stories. There is something so compelling about Andersen's tales. They are the simplest, shortest stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading and yet, their morals leave me thinking far past the stories themselves and Whenever I get exhausted from listening to lectures, writing papers, making reports or solving problems at the university, I always find that at the end of the day, all I need to calm down my traffic jam of a six-day school week is a pleasant story from Andersen's collection of stories. There is something so compelling about Andersen's tales. They are the simplest, shortest stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading and yet, their morals leave me thinking far past the stories themselves and onto a broad array of matters which I encounter around me every single day.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Having recently moved to Denmark I needed to get familiar with its number one writer! This was a wonderful collection of stories, some rather dark truth be told but that's what makes them so special. They are fantastical, gritty, funny, sad and everything real writing should be. Classic storytelling which will stand the test of time.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ghazal

    فکر کنم عشقم به کتاب خوندن رو مدیون این مجموعه داستانم، مرسی هانس کریستین آندرسن❤

  19. 4 out of 5

    Noelle

    Beautifully selected works set in a fantastic translation, Hans Christian Anderson’s The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories is a wonderful introduction to the author’s work. His famous works are included and the translations are just as engaging as Anderson’s original tales. What is pertinent about Anderson’s work is his descriptions and gift for imagery. For example, in ‘The Little Mermaid’ Anderson opens his story by describing the colors and textures of the undersea kingdom that is both lyrical Beautifully selected works set in a fantastic translation, Hans Christian Anderson’s The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories is a wonderful introduction to the author’s work. His famous works are included and the translations are just as engaging as Anderson’s original tales. What is pertinent about Anderson’s work is his descriptions and gift for imagery. For example, in ‘The Little Mermaid’ Anderson opens his story by describing the colors and textures of the undersea kingdom that is both lyrical and vivid, “The waters are as blue as the petals of the cornflower and as clear as glass.…” Anderson’s ability to write diversely while remaining fresh is also a noticeable trait. His stories relate about orphans, oriental clockwork birds, and toy soldiers, each aiming to entertain, to educate on life lessons, or to illuminate on morality and mortal philosophies. The arrangement and organization of the stories are aptly crafted, as is the flow and pacing of each story. Though the pacing varies from tale to tale, such can be seen in ‘The Snow Queen,’ and “The Little Match Girl,’ the quality of the stories, in language and substance, make up for the structure. This collection is universally enjoyable and capable of variety and thoughtful insight. Anderson’s tales prove that children need not settle for simplicity or repetitive formulas; they are worthy of substance and intellectual care.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Riju Ganguly

    অবশযই পড়েছি, কারণ অবশযপাঠয বইয়ের তালিকায় একদম ওপরদিকেই এটা থাকে। তবে, যদি আপনি সেই অভাজন হন যিনি এখনও এই সংকলনটি পড়েননি, তাহলে লীলা মজুমদারের অনুপম অনুবাদে, বিমল দাসের অলঙকরনে শোভিত, এশিয়া পাবলিশিং থেকে পরকাশিত সংসকরণটি দয়া করে কিনুন। অমন মাধুরয আপনি ইংরেজিতে পাবেন না, এ আমি হলফ করে বলতে পারি। অবশ্যই পড়েছি, কারণ অবশ্যপাঠ্য বইয়ের তালিকায় একদম ওপরদিকেই এটা থাকে। তবে, যদি আপনি সেই অভাজন হন যিনি এখনও এই সংকলনটি পড়েননি, তাহলে লীলা মজুমদারের অনুপম অনুবাদে, বিমল দাসের অলঙ্করনে শোভিত, এশিয়া পাবলিশিং থেকে প্রকাশিত সংস্করণটি দয়া করে কিনুন। অমন মাধুর্য আপনি ইংরেজিতে পাবেন না, এ আমি হলফ করে বলতে পারি।

  21. 4 out of 5

    Adam Nelson

    I've waited too long after reading this one to remember many specifics, so my rating and my review have more to do with an overall impression. I really enjoyed parts of this collection as well as valued the stories for their literary heritage. However, as I was reading this to my boys to put them to sleep at night, I began having a very hard time with the several stories Andersen wrote in which children died cruelly, either to teach them a lesson or because it was, simply, the way of things. It' I've waited too long after reading this one to remember many specifics, so my rating and my review have more to do with an overall impression. I really enjoyed parts of this collection as well as valued the stories for their literary heritage. However, as I was reading this to my boys to put them to sleep at night, I began having a very hard time with the several stories Andersen wrote in which children died cruelly, either to teach them a lesson or because it was, simply, the way of things. It's not exactly Grimm's, but it is off-putting, especially for me, a father who is trying to teach my sons of their worth and potential. I'm also trying to build their trust both in God and me not to let bad things happen to them, nor do I want them to believe they could ever commit an offense so bad that it earns them the worst possible consequence of karma and fate. I'm not sure why storytellers used to write this way, but I can only assume it's because people once had a very fatalistic view of life. The fact that we are sometimes still attracted to this kind of storytelling and even celebrate it means we still have much growing to do. I prefer gentler children's stories, especially when I'm reading them to sleep. I prefer good things to happen to children in stories. Otherwise, I feel like I'm giving them a bad model. Children need to feel safe and secure. There is PLENTY of time to learn about the darkness in the world when they get older. Those looking for an alternative, a story with many happy returns, might I suggest my own "A Night with St. Nick"?

  22. 5 out of 5

    Prashant

    author : Hans Anderson. How have I never heard this name before. How is it even possible. This man has created the most poignant of my childhood stories and I have come to know about him so late in my life. Well, at least it was not unlike the other learning of my life : always late but you will get there, trust me! The tales are familiar because they have been adopted in all possible media since decades. Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The king's new Clothes, The Mermaid were beyond fun. I author : Hans Anderson. How have I never heard this name before. How is it even possible. This man has created the most poignant of my childhood stories and I have come to know about him so late in my life. Well, at least it was not unlike the other learning of my life : always late but you will get there, trust me! The tales are familiar because they have been adopted in all possible media since decades. Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The king's new Clothes, The Mermaid were beyond fun. It was like going on that roller coaster ride when you know you will end up all nauseous and wobbly but still you so damn enjoy the process leading up to it that you are game for everything. Some tales in the end seem a little lacking but I believe it was mainly because of the mountain high expectation I had from them due to the sky-high bars set from the tales leading up to them. Nonetheless the journey was immensely fun and intriguing. Each time I was hooked to the tale at hand and at the same time was also wondering about the magic the next tale may bring on the table. Crazy? Indeed it is. I am thinking about adding a book shelve here for the books "which make me feel glad that I spend half of my months spending on books" and this is sure to be on the top of it. I can't add it because the name is too big. :( PG.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I'm not going to lie- this was a bit of a slog. Some of the stories are very good (typically the famous ones, like the Little Mermaid, or the Emperor's New Clothes). Many others dragged on, and were too moral for me (eg. a little girl loves wearing red shoes, so she is punished for her vanity). Would not recommend- especially not this 1000+ page anthology. I'd never have gotten through it without some back to back flights.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Oh dear. This guy wrote some truly depressing stuff. I did not end up reading all the stories in this book because they were bringing me down. I read the most famous ones, and even those depressed me. Yikes.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros

    Una preciosa recopilación de cuentos acompañados de unas ilustraciones en blanco y negro que me han encantado.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nieves Villalón

    Bellísimas ilustraciones, y me ha encantado volver a leer estos cuentos. La mayoría me han acompañado desde pequeña, y otros los he descubierto ahora y me han encantado. Perfecto.

  27. 5 out of 5

    S.J. Pettersson

    HCA seems like such a close friend and fellow human traveller to me. Once in Denmark, in front of a beautiful bronze statue of him sitting calmly on a chair, I felt so close to his pain. And what could be a better way of dedicating your life than instead of wallowing in your personal pain, than to spread beauty and kindness through your art and immortal words. I don't think there has ever been a writer who managed to stay so true to his own personal difficulties and struggles and yet at the same HCA seems like such a close friend and fellow human traveller to me. Once in Denmark, in front of a beautiful bronze statue of him sitting calmly on a chair, I felt so close to his pain. And what could be a better way of dedicating your life than instead of wallowing in your personal pain, than to spread beauty and kindness through your art and immortal words. I don't think there has ever been a writer who managed to stay so true to his own personal difficulties and struggles and yet at the same time complete story upon story bringing so much hope and faith to humanity (and interestingly enough especially to women) as he managed to do. And at the same time he bared his naked soul complete with all it's repressed desires, amorous, sexual and otherwise, perennial disappointments and broken dreams. This literary giant from Odense proved once and for all that no compromises are necessary when it comes to self expression. My favorite living composer (and an acolyte of the great Schnittke) was given the honor of composing a ballet based on The Little Mermaid for the inaugural concert at the new Opera House in Copenhagen, with choreography of the great Neumeier who worked with Schnittke himself on his masterpiece Peer Gynt. Lera Auerbach created a ballet truly on par with HCA's short story's darker side, the darker parallel aspect of his work so often ignored for the sake of translations appropriate for children. To win something you have to risk it all and when it becomes necessary to pay the bill you face the consequences, however harsh and painful. That is the true cost of Kierkegaard's great Leap of Faith into the Unknown. And Hans Christian Andersen knew this and willingly paid the price. We owe him our gratitude, admiration, respect and above all; our love.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Aurelie

    I first read Andersen's Fairy Tales when I was 8, and since then I frequently re-read them, as I love them so much. Hans Christian Andersen was categorical: his stories were not intended for children, they were aimed at grown-ups. When you read them, you obviously understand why. These stories are totally different from the Disney's adaptations that nearly everyone know (but I'm a huge fan of them too, don't get me wrong)! The edition I own contains : The Little Mermaid, The Flying Trunk (my thoug I first read Andersen's Fairy Tales when I was 8, and since then I frequently re-read them, as I love them so much. Hans Christian Andersen was categorical: his stories were not intended for children, they were aimed at grown-ups. When you read them, you obviously understand why. These stories are totally different from the Disney's adaptations that nearly everyone know (but I'm a huge fan of them too, don't get me wrong)! The edition I own contains : The Little Mermaid, The Flying Trunk (my thoughts as a little girl: why couldn't he take the stairs?), The Swineherd, The Snow Man, The Garden of Paradise, The Elfin Hill, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Beetle Who Went On His Travels, The Sheeperdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Thumbelina. I love them all but my favorites are probably The Little Mermaid (tragic ending), The Ugly Duckling (awesome ending), and The Little Match Girl (overwhelmed me as a kid, and still does). Andersen's Fairy Tales are always funny, cute, but sometimes really sad and tragic, and they all come with a moral lesson in the end you often can relate to, even as an adult.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Faith

    I am currently working my way through this monstrously large collection of tales (there are 156 in over a thousand pages). They are a nice antidote to other books I am reading. There are well-known favorites like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling as well as many you will have never heard of, like The Magic Galoshes and Auntie Toothache. Hans Christian Andersen's writing style is unique and well-suited to reading aloud. The descriptions of landscape and setting are articulate, vivid and im I am currently working my way through this monstrously large collection of tales (there are 156 in over a thousand pages). They are a nice antidote to other books I am reading. There are well-known favorites like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling as well as many you will have never heard of, like The Magic Galoshes and Auntie Toothache. Hans Christian Andersen's writing style is unique and well-suited to reading aloud. The descriptions of landscape and setting are articulate, vivid and imaginative. The characters show surprising insight into people's emotions with little idiosyncrasies that the Grimm fairy tales didn't have. As far as content goes, they are generally light, though they frequently feature death. There is nothing really disturbing like in the German Brothers Grimm collection (just Google Hans Dumm or The Children Who Played Butcher). Overall, I really enjoy these, even though I don't have any children to read them to. I only wish they had illustrations (there may be some editions that have them, but mine doesn't).

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Being a Dane means being held down and force fed Hans Christian Andersen until you gag. I have a hard time being objective about the work of H. C. Andersen. Because my whole life I have been TOLD that he is a genius and I have been TOLD to be proud of him. It is like I have been born in to a cult. It's not that I don't like his work. I mean, clearly it has it's merits. But I don't think it is anything spectacular either. And when it comes to fairy tales, I much prefer the kind that have an oral Being a Dane means being held down and force fed Hans Christian Andersen until you gag. I have a hard time being objective about the work of H. C. Andersen. Because my whole life I have been TOLD that he is a genius and I have been TOLD to be proud of him. It is like I have been born in to a cult. It's not that I don't like his work. I mean, clearly it has it's merits. But I don't think it is anything spectacular either. And when it comes to fairy tales, I much prefer the kind that have an oral folk origin - like the ones collected by the brothers Grimm. So what I'm saying is that I do not understand the cult/hype of H.C. Andersen. Is he seriously such a great author that it can justify renaming every Danish tourist attraction in to something that contains the words 'Andersen' or 'fairytale'?! I am a Dane who holds no pride in Hans Christian Andersen. There. I have said it. You can run me out of the village with pitchforks now.

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