Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories
Created and maintained by Zvi Har’El, in loving memory
of his son Gilead. Reviewed in the
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H. C. Andersen (1805-75)
Being a part of the Danish National Literary Archives, this site
contains all Andersen’s tales and
many of his novels in their
original Danish form. Arranged both chronologically and
Hans Christian Andersen
Kept in the treasures of the Danish Royal library, this cut from Holger
Laage-Petersen’s Andersen Collection shows motifs from the fairy tales.
At the top Andersen wrote a verse: "Fra H. C. Andersens Sax / Sprang et
Eventyr strax / Du Klipningen fik / Du er den milde Kritik!" (From H.
C. Andersen’s shears / A fairy tale quick appears / The cutting’s for
you / You judge kindly too!)
H. C. Andersen -
Andersen’s manuscripts in the Danish Royal Library.
Portraits of Hans
From the Image Database of the Danish Royal Library: A sampling of 85
portraits of Andersen.
Hans Christian Andersen
Bo Benstsen assembled in this site a collection of 21 Andersen
Portraits of Hans Christian Andersen
A collection of 129 portaits of Andersen at Odense City
A list of Andersen related sights in Odense, including the Andersen
Museum, his childhood home, and the Tinderbox Children’s Cultural
Center, maintained by the Odense Tourist Bureau. See also Odense City Museums.
H. C. Andersen Centret
Andersen Center in Odense University, headed by Johan de Mylius. Mostly
in Danish, many English pages, including Life and
Works. A Timetable 1805-1875, Chronology of Andersen’s
Life and Greeting from Victor
Borge to Hans Christian Andersen. The latter also includes
Anderse’s beloved song “Danmark, mit Fædreland” (“I Danmark er jeg
født”) in English
translation and with a recording, made exclusively for the Center’s
website, of Victor Borge playing his piano arrangenment for Henrik
Maintained by Per Hofman Hansen and Iben Holk in the Silkeborg library
in Danmark, where the original copy of Christine’s Picture Book
is held. Part of the Danish novels before 1900
web site. In Danish.
Maintained by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this site
contains The Story
of Hans Christian Andersen by Johan de Mylius, a chronology
of Andersen’s life, illustrations of Andersen’s portrait,
cut, a map of
the journey described in “A Poet Bazaar”, and more. See also the
Royal Danish Embassy
site in Washington, D. C.
C. Andersen’s Biography
By Johan de Mylius, in Denmark, a
publication by The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
cooperation with the editors of the Danish National
Hans Christian Andersen
The official Web site of this center, located at the Central Park in
New York, sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling
Committee and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
A monthly publication of the Consulate General of Denmark in New York,
often contains articles related to Andersen and his work, e.g.,
Swan in Central Park: A Summer of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian
Andersen (see also 1998 and 1996
schedules), The Headless
Mermaid, The Fir Tree,
Princess and the Pea, The Little
An article in the Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Christian Andersen - digt fundet
This site is dedicated to a manuscript of an unknown Andersen’s 1836
poem, “To Frederik’s Mother,” recently found in a sofa by Ida, the
daughter of the maintainer, the psychologist Mogens Mørch Mønsted.
Danish, with English Summaries.
Every other year IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young
People, presents the Andersen Awards to an author and an illustrator,
living at the time of the nomination, whose complete works have made a
lasting contribution to children’s literature. See also the site
dedicated to 1992 winner, Virginia
Hamilton, and to the 1996 winner,
Since 1967, on or around Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International
Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading
and to call attention to children’s books.
Hans Christian Andersen.
100th year of issuing the first fairy Tale
Part of the Postage stamps of Denmark site. Include six stamps:
The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen (four stamps), and
The little Mermaid. Issued 4 October, 1935. The page 100th year of the death of
Hans Christian Andersen includes three more stamps: Numskull
Jack (drawing by Vihelm Pedersen), photo of H. C. Andersen (from
1874, by George E. Hansen), The Marshking’s Daughter (drawing by
I. Frolich). Issued 28 August, 1975. Finally, the page Europe stamps, stories and
legends includes two more stamps: The Tinder-Box,
Thumbelina. Issued 28 August, 1997.
Literature on Stamps: H.
This website, part of the unique Art History on Stamps site, is
created and maintained by Ann Mette
Heindorff, a Danish stamp collector through many years. See also
her pages about the Danish Christmas Seals
for the years 1975,
showing Andersen’s paper cuts, and 1994,
featuring Andersen’s fairy tales.
Hans Christian Andersen and Phythagoras
Hans Christian Andersen wrote a poem in 1831 called, “Formens evige
magi”, i.e. the eternal magic of the shape. It was directly
inspired by the Pythagorian Theorem, a² + b² = c². An mathematical
exihibit in the Experimintarium, in
Hellerup, Denmark. The Danish
text of the poem may be found in the Aalborg
Katedralskole web site.
Gamle Danske Sange:
H. C. Andersen
Old Danish songs, with texts by Andersen, including the composer names
and a MIDI file of the music.
Andersen’s lied texts, some with English translation, including the
composer names. See also Yggdrasil.
Christian Andesen, music & poems
The Danish composer Iris Larsen, is setting many of Hans Christian
Andersen’s poems into music. Andersen wrote about 2000 poems from his
earliest youth until his death in 1875. More than 30 of Andersen’s
poems, with Iris Larsen’s music, are avalible on two CDs. On this web
site you can listen to examples of Iris Larsens music in mp3 audio!
French versions of 53 of Andersen’s tales. Same site also contains a
of Andersn’s childhood home, and the honorary citizen diplome
Andersen received from the ciry of Odense. See also Contes de Hans
de Hans Christian Andersen
Two of Andersen’s tales, translated into Spanish by Eliseo Diego.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales and Stories in the Swedish “Project Rurenberg”.
Currently contains just one tale, The Princess and
The German “Project Gutenberg” site, containing German versions of 159
Andersen’s tales and 5 poems, arranged alphabetically.
Fabeloj de H. C. Andersen
This site, maintained by Don Harlow, includes a collection of 25 fairy
tales by Andersen, translated into Esperanto by L. L. Zamenhof, and an
article about Andersen. Except
In a Thousand Years, which belongs to the volume 3, the collection
is the electronic format of volume 4 of Zamenhof’s translations,
originally set by Hirotaka Masaaki in Elektronika
Arkivejo de Esperanto. Volumes 1 and 2 (48 stories) may be found
The rest of volume 3 (20-30 stories) is not available on-line.
e historias de Hans Christian Andersen
20 tales by Andersen, translated to Interlingua by Thomas
Breinstrup. Illustratations by Henrik Breinstrup, Vilhelm Pedersen and
Andersen - mistrz czarnej
8 tales of Andersen, translated into Polish.
Christian Andersen - The European Connection of the 19th
This site examines the life of one remarkable man to explore a variety
of themes in European history and culture. The development of an
interactive multimedia programme reflects both Andersen’s interest in
the new technologies of his own time, and his enduring popularity in
media which only emerged decades after his death. See also Multimedia Hans
The Tales of Hans
Scandinavian 375/Literature in Translation 275: The Tales of Hans
Christian Andersen. A large number of Andersen’s most significant
tales are examined in the context of Danish society of the 19th century
and of Andersen’s life—his amazing rise from abject poverty to
world-renown as a writer. Niels
Ingwersen’s course in the Department of Scandinavian Studies
at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Hans Christian Andersen
The 1952 musical, starring Danny Kaye, nominated for 6 Academy Awards. See also
Online Fact Sheet and TV
A musical in two acts by Tommy Steele and Beverley Cross. Lyrics and
music taken from the film score and other works by Frank Loesser.
Additional songs by Marvin Laird. Produced at the London Palladium, 17
December 1974, revived there 17 December 1977.
Frank Loesser’s Hans
American Conservatory Theater
is thrilled to present the world premier of a magical new musical.
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Sebastian Barry, based upon
the Samuel Goldwyn Motion Picture, directed and choreographed by Martha
Clarke. Produced at the San Francisco Geary Theater, August 31 -
October 8, 2000.
A comics adaptation of Andersen’s tale,
written by Michael O’Connell and drawn by Jeff Curtis, published in
no. 2, February 1997.
Box and Other Stories
Jeff Kelly’s site Web Text-ures
includes an online copy of four Andersen’s tales with Helen Stratton’s
vivid illustrations: The Tinder Box, The Swineherd, The Darning-Needle,
This site, maintained by Melissa Griswold, includes adaptations of
several Andersen’s tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac:
The Real Princess (The Princess and the Pea), The
Snow Queen (Gerda and the Reindeer), The
Snow Queen, The
Andersen’s The Snow Queen, with Edmund Dulac’s illustrations.
H. C. Andersen
A 1994 christmas stamp sheet from Denmark
entitled H.C. Andersen’s Fairy Tales is the opening page of a
site, created by Christine Lind Pedersen, a graduate student at
Columbia University. The central logo links to a short biography
of Andersen, and the 16 stamps link to the texts of 10 of Andersen’s
A page created by Sabine Keil, a student at Odense University.
Unfortunately, it has not been updated since June 1996, and many links
Hans Christian Andersen by Georg Lober, 1892-1961
Central Park, Conservatory Lake, New York City, 1956. In this sculpture
by Georg Lober, Andersen is shown as a kind, friendly man holding a
large, open book. The artist made the sculpture large enough so that
children could climb up and sit in Andersen’s lap to look into the
Andersen Museum, Solvang, CA
The Hans Christian Andersen Museum is operated by the Ugly Duckling
Foundation, a non profit organization established to foster public
understanding and enjoyment of Hans Christian Andersen and his work. It
is located in Solvang,
California, the Danish capital of America.
Hans Christian Andersen Shop
A Real Shop & an E-Shop in Copenhagen. The real shop is located in
third floor of Illum’s department store in the center of Copenhagen,
“but you don’t have to go to Copenhagen and Denmark for shopping”.
The sites of various facilities named after Andersen. No real Andersen
More about Andersen...
Andersen’s English readers will find the Danish-English
online dictionaries particularly useful. Even better, Learn to speak Danish, and
Danish Grammar in English.
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