The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
The Little Mermaid – Den lille Havfrue
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875) – A Danish writer who is remembered as one of the world’s greatest story-tellers. Although most of his poems, novels, and dramas have been forgotten, his Fairy Tales, (compiled 1835- 1872), have gained him lasting fame.
The Nightingale – One of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales. The song of the nightingale brings tears to the emperor’s eyes, but an artificial jewelled nightingale arrives and the real bird is banished from the empire.
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