Andersen's Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen 1945 Grossett & Dunlap Illustrated hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Hardcover, green cloth on board with paste down illustration on front cover with gilt lining around it and gilt lettering on spine. Minor rubbing on front/back cover. Corners bumped/worn. Head and toe of spine shows wear. Sound binding. Pages are clean and unmarked. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb:Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are like exquisite jewels, drawing from us gasps of recognition and delight. Writing in the midst of a Europe-wide rebirth of national literature, Anderson broke new ground with his fairy tales in two important ways. First, he composed them in the vernacular, mimicking the language he used in telling them to children aloud. Second, he set his tales in his own land and time, giving rise to his loving descriptions of the Danish countryside. In contrast to such folklorists as the Brothers Grimm, Anderson’s tales are grounded in the real and often focus on the significance of small or overlooked things.