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The ultimate Hans Christian Anderson for grown ups,
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This review is from: The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen (Hardcover)
I have Grimms Fairy Tales in this series and cannot recommend them highly enough. They are beautiful hardbacks with embossed slipcovers and each volume contains an extensive introduction. The Andersen is split into five parts: Tales for Children; Tales for Adults; Biographies; Andersen's Readers; and Bibliography.
Each story is accompanied on every page by fascinating notes by Maria Tartar and drawings and paintings showcasing the artists that have created illustrations since Andersen first published his Fairy Tales in 1835. Artists include famous names such as W Heath Robinson, Edmund Dulac, Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham.
If you are as fascinated as I am by the fairy stories you grew up with these volumes are for you.