Andersen's Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen 1963 Grosset & Dunlap Companion Library hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Corners bumped and wear to spine ends.  Sound binding. Pages are age toned but clean and unmarked. See images for the condition of this book. 

Blurb: Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. 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.