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Hans Christian Anderson



Hans Christian Andersen

The Angel
The Buckwheat
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Great Sea Serpent
The Little Mermaid
The Ugly Duckling
Under the Willow Tree

Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875) was a Danish author and poet most famous for his amazing fairy tales.Here is a selection of some of our favourites.

His work is often categorised as children's literature, though the overall character of Andersen's stories is dark, sometimes even cruel, and redemption often comes at a high price. It is therefore a mistake – as it is with most literature for children – to think of his work as innocent. One of his famous stories, "The Ugly Duckling", is a story that Anderson explained in his personal correspondence as a story that could be generalized broadly.

At some time these poems, stories and books have been read, or will be read in the Learn English Book Club with Your Teacher online.

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