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Fairy tales and other stories (Andersen, Craigie)

HANS
ANDERSEN

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OXFORD EDITION



FAIRY TALES

AND OTHER STORIES

BY

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

REVISED AND IN PART NEWLY TRANSLATED BY

W. A. & J. K. CRAIGIE

WITH FIFTY-SIX ILLUSTRATIONS



HUMPHREY MILFORD

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

LONDON, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW

NEW YORK, TORONTO, MELBOURNE, BOMBAY

1914

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OXFORD: HORACE HART

PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY

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PREFACE


This edition contains a selection from the prose tales written by H. C. Andersen between 1835 and 1872, some of which are here for the first time translated into English. The arrangement follows that of the standard Danish edition, in which the tales are printed for the most part in the order in which they were originally written or published. Those pieces which have not been specially translated for this collection have throughout been carefully collated with the Danish text, with the result that many errors and inaccuracies have been corrected, interpolations excised, and omissions restored. The revision of these tales, and the translation of the remainder, has mainly been carried out by Mrs. Craigie.

W. A. C.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1957, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.