Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated By Anne Anderson – Part I
This collection, Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Part I contains eighteen of Hans Christian’s best-loved tales, and is illustrated by the charming plates and black and white line drawings of Anne Anderson. The stories include: ‘Little Ida’s Flowers’; ‘The Red Shoes’; ‘The Snow Queen’; ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’; ‘The Constant Tin Soldier’; ‘The Flying Trunk’; ‘The Wild Swans’; ‘The Real Princess’; ‘Elfin Mount’; ‘The Storks’; and ‘The Darning Needle’.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish poet and author celebrated for his children’s stories but perhaps best known for his fables and fairy tales – meant for both adults and children. They were frequently written in a colloquial style, using idioms and spoke language in a manner previously unseen in Danish literature. Though simple at first glance, Hans Andersen’s fairy tales often convey sophisticated moral teachings, in equal measure heart-breaking and heart-warming.
Anne Anderson (1874 – 1930) was a prolific Scottish illustrator, primarily known for her art nouveaux children’s book illustrations. She also painted, etched and designed many greetings cards, with her illustrations appearing near the end of the Edwardian era. Presented alongside the text, her illustrations further refine and elucidate Andersen’s masterful storytelling.