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Hans Christian Andersen: Classic Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) Leather Bound – 7 Aug 2012

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  • Leather Bound: 972 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (7 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435142144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435142145
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 4.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen was reared in poverty, Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen created more than 200 folk and fairy tales beloved by countless generations of children and adults.

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I started reading this book because it was the first in a list of the Top 100 Books Of All Time and I was confused why such a title was in amongst the likes of Don Quixote and Crime And Punishment. But the more tales you read the more entrancing is Andersen's style. His recurring themes of religion, death and family take you to a world of moral fortitude and unflinching beauty. A lot of the tales feel relevant even today and the variety of location, character and length mean that they never get predictable or boring. Sure Andersen has some quirky sentences randomly thrown in but Fairy Tales is a must read for every adult with a streak of innocence left. The rest of the Top 100 have had the bar set high.
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Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
The book is leather bound hardback in beautiful print, with some illustrations, and is a good addition to one's library. It has all of Andersen's short fairytale stories and many of them make an excellent read with hidden morals. The book presentation and format, and the lovely stories, give great enjoyment. I consider the book a very good value.
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This was a present. The state of the cover didn't matter because it'll be covered in brown paper anyway. Charming read for children.
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Timeless classic. Especially good for teenagers wanting to learn epic literature and fairy-tales
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Always a pleasure to read Hans Christian Anderson one of my favourite writer's ever since I was a small child
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Not suitable for the age group advertised. Was bought as a present but unable to give to the child.
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Excellent book. So happy with it. Quick postage. Fantastic seller
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This has to be the worst 'translation' that I have ever had the misfortune to read. It is, in fact, an exceedingly bad transcription which has managed to mangle the beautiful language of H. C. Andersen. I would like to know who committed this abomination and also the language from which this person translated as I cannot fathom how 'Frederiksborg' became 'Fredericksburg' or how 'The Emperor' was demoted to 'The King'

Anybody looking for a truly magnificent English version should attempt to obtain a copy of the translation by Erik Haugaard who has faithfully reproduced the feel of the original Danish language of the time.
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