Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen

was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his FAIRY TALES, a literary genre he so mastered that his works have been immortalized in children's world literature. Andersen's popularity was not limited to children, as his fairy tales—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express universal themes that transcend age and nationality.

During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

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K@rin on December 28, 2012

Marina thanks , he was hiding beside the Town Hall , opposite of Tivoli park :)

warm greetings to you

Giannino NO VIEWS on December 29, 2012

a creator of dreams ... - L I K E - happy new year 2013 from Rome - Gianni

K@rin on December 29, 2012

Hello to all dear Friends and visitors

Thanks a lot for all the wonderful compliments, likes and special thanks to all who put a YS , much appreciated

warm greetings to you all

Udo dear Udo , yes a indeed a great writer and I always loved to read , Happy New Year to you

Tewbacka , Gary , his tales are still unforgotten ;) and allways will be told over and over again to the next generations , happy New Year to you

to you all

In The National Archives of Denmark recently was discovered an unknown tale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, the discovery was adressed as 'sensational'.

The fairy tale, probably the first tale Andersen wrote because it is "roughly" written, is about a 'The tallow candle". this Tallow candle searches for it's place in the world and only finds it after a tinderbox has lit it

Wish you all a Happy New Year

warm greetings


Van Wallendael René on December 29, 2012

A great writer who made me dream.LIKE Happy New Year Greetings René

senmax on January 9, 2013

Very nice photo. Like.

Сергей Миронов on January 12, 2013

Великолепный памятник! :)

jades1111 on August 4, 2013

L Das gleiche Motiv habe ich auch in meiner Galerie, gut gemacht, Klasse Bild Beste Grüße

chrmt on February 27, 2015

great picture, 1 like

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2012
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    by K@rin
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