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The Fairy Tales and Stories

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Hans Christian Andersen

translated by John Irons

This complete edition from 2022 of all Andersen’s Fairy Tales and Stories seeks to provide a much-needed reliable English translation. It includes several stories beyond the classical 157 tales and preserves many of the nuances and layers for adult readers that have so often been lost in prior translations. This is the first full English edition both made by a professional translator who is fluent in both English and Danish and available free-of-charge (click for details). John Irons has collaborated closely with Jacob Bøggild and Mads Sohl Jessen, two experts from the Hans Christian Andersen Center at the University of Southern Denmark in Andersen’s home town, Odense.

Click the search icon to the right of the top row in the table below and enter the title of a given tale. View matches in compact rows or elaborate cards. Sort by the title or year of first publication. Enjoy the reading!

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