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The life of Hans Christian Andersen

Signe Toksvig

The life of Hans Christian Andersen

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Published by Harcourt, Brace and company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Andersen, H. C. 1805-1875

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Signe Toksvig.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT8119 .T6 1934
    The Physical Object
    Pagination289 p. incl. illus.
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6301576M
    LC Control Number34003953
    OCLC/WorldCa612617


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He is also the author of plays, novels, poems, travel books, and several autobiographies. While many of those works are almost unknown outside Denmark.

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Autobiographical novel of one of the greatest children's writers that has ever lived: Hans Christian Andersen. Most famous for his versions of classic fairytales, such as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and The Snow Queen.

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