Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales and Stories

English Translation: H. P. Paull (1872)

Original Illustrations by
Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Fr鰈ich

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Introduction

 

Below is the complete list of Andersen's 168 tales, in the chronological order of their original publication. Title variations and Danish equivalents may be found in the cross reference.

Andersen's taleDanish Popular Legends was first published in The Riverside Magazine for Young People, Vol. IV, pp. 470-474, New York, October 1870. It has never been published in Denmark. The hypertext is based on an etext found in the Andersen Homepage of the Danish National Literary Archive.

It may be somewhat surprising to learn that a number of Andersen's tales were published in America even before being published in Andersen's native Denmark. According to Jean Hersholt's introduction to The Andersen-Scudder Letters, University of California Press, 1949, ten tales were published by Horace Elisha Scudder, Andersen's American editor, publisher and translator, in the above mentioned Magazine, in the years 1868-1870. After the Magazine closed down, Scudder published four other tales, in the years 1871-1873, in Scribner's Monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people:Lucky Peer (in four installments),The Great Sea-Serpent,The Gardener and the Manor, andThe Flea and the Professor. The hypertext of these four tales is based on the images found in the Making of America collection of Cornell University Library.

127 more tales are given in a hypertext rendition of Mrs. Paull's nineteenth century translation, now in the public domain. Four more tales, contributed by Mike W. Perry and marked by a (*), are digitized from Fairy Tales and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, revised and partly re-translated by W.A. and J. K. Craigie, Oxford Univ. Press, London, 1914. Mike also contributed the three tales marked by (**), from Wonder Stories Told for Children, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1900. The remaining 29 tales are given in title only, using Jean Hersholt's translation, published in three volumes in 1942-49 by The Heritage Press, and now collectors' items.

The 30 most popular tales are marked by a #. 30 more tales, which Elias Bredsdorff, in his book Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of His Life and Work: 1805-75, published in 1975 by Phaidon Press and republished in 1994 by Noonday Press, considers most characteristic and representative, are marked by a +. All these tales, and the 99 marked by a 路, may be found in the book The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, edited by Lily Owens, published in 1981 by Avenel Books and republished in 1993 by Grammercy Books.

Highly recommended contemporary translations of Andersen's tales may be found in the following omnibus editions: Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories, translated by Erik Christian Haugaard (1974, 156 tales); Eighty Fairy Tales, translated by R. P. Keigwin (1976, 80 tales); Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales, translated by Reginald Spink (1960, 51 tales); Andersen's Fairy Tales, translated by Pat Shaw Iversen (1966, 47 tales); Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Patricia L. Conroy and Sven Hakon Rossel (1980, 27 tales); Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales: A Selection, translated by L. W. Kinsland (1959, 26 tales).

All the above books, and other books in English by or about Hans Christian Andersen, may be found in our virtual bookstore. Books in French may be found in our librairie virtuelle.


Chronological List

  1. # 1835 The Tinder-Box
  2. # 1835 Little Claus and Big Claus
  3. # 1835 The Princess and the Pea
  4. # 1835 Little Ida's Flowers
  5. # 1835 Little Tiny or Thumbelina
  6. + 1835 The Saucy Boy
  7. # 1835 The Travelling Companion
  8. 路 1836 This Fable Is Intended for You
  9. 路 1836 The Talisman
  10.   1836 God Can Never Die
  11. # 1836 The Little Mermaid
  12. # 1837 The Emperor's New Suit
  13. + 1838 The Goloshes of Fortune
  14. 路 1838 The Daisy
  15. # 1838 The Brave Tin Soldier
  16. # 1838 The Wild Swans
  17. # 1838 The Garden of Paradise
  18. # 1838 The Flying Trunk
  19. # 1838 The Storks
  20. 路 1839 The Elf of the Rose
  21. 路 1840 What the Moon Saw
  22. 路 1840 The Wicked Prince
  23. 路 1842 The Metal Pig
  24. 路 1842 The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship
  25. 路 1842 A Rose from Homer's Grave
  26. # 1842 The Buckwheat
  27. # 1842 Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God
  28. # 1842 The Swineherd
  29. 路 1844 The Angel
  30. # 1844 The Nightingale
  31. # 1844 The Ugly Duckling
  32. # 1844 The Top and Ball
  33. # 1845 The Fir Tree
  34. # 1845 The Snow Queen
  35. 路 1845 The Little Elder-Tree Mother
  36. # 1845 The Elfin Hill
  37. # 1845 The Red Shoes
  38. + 1845 The Jumper
  39. # 1845 The Shepherdess and the Sweep
  40. 路 1845 Holger Danske
  41. + 1845 The Bell
  42. 路 1845 Grandmother
  43. # 1846 The Darning-Needle
  44. # 1846 The Little Match-Seller
  45. 路 1847 The Sunbeam and the Captive
  46. 路 1847 By the Almshouse Window
  47. 路 1847 The Old Street Lamp
  48. 路 1847 The Neighbouring Families
  49. 路 1847 Little Tuk
  50. # 1847 The Shadow
  51. # 1848 The Old House
  52. + 1848 The Drop of Water
  53. # 1848 The Happy Family
  54. + 1848 The Story of a Mother
  55. # 1848 The Shirt-Collar
  56. 路 1849 The Flax
  57. 路 1850 The Phoenix Bird
  58. 路 1851 A Story
  59.   1851 The Pigs
  60. 路 1851 The Puppet-Show Man
  61. 路 1851 The Dumb Book
  62. 路 1852 The Old Grave-Stone
  63. + 1852 The Conceited Apple-Branch
  64. 路 1852 The Loveliest Rose in the World
  65. + 1852 In a Thousand Years
  66. 路 1852 The Swan's Nest
  67. 路 1852 The Story of the Year
  68. 路 1852 On Judgment Day
  69. + 1852 There Is No Doubt About It
  70. + 1852 A Cheerful Temper
  71. + 1853 A Great Grief
  72. + 1853 Everything in the Right Place
  73. + 1853 The Goblin and the Huckster
  74. 路 1853 Under the Willow-tree
  75. 路 1853 The Pea Blossom
  76. 路 1853 She Was Good for Nothing
  77. 路 1854 The Last Pearl
  78. 路 1854 Two Maidens
  79. 路 1855 In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea
  80. 路 1855 The Money-Box
  81. 路 1855 A Leaf from Heaven
  82. + 1855 Jack the Dullard
  83. 路 1855 Ib and Little Christina
  84. 路 1856 The Thorny Road of Honor
  1. 路 1856 The Jewish Maiden
  2. 路 1857 The Bell-Deep
  3. 路 1857 A String of Pearls
  4. 路 1858 The Bottle Neck
  5. + 1858 Soup from a Sausage Skewer
  6. 路 1858 The Old Bachelor's Nightcap
  7. 路 1858 Something
  8. 路 1858 The Last Dream of the Old Oak
  9.   1858 The A-B-C Book
  10. + 1858 The Marsh King's Daughter
  11. 路 1858 The Races
  12. 路 1859 The Philosopher's Stone
  13. 路 1859 The Story of the Wind
  14. 路 1859 The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf
  15. 路 1859 Ole the Tower-Keeper
  16. 路 1859 Anne Lisbeth
  17. 路 1859 Children's Prattle
  18. 路 1859 The Child in the Grave
  19. 路 1859 Two Brothers
  20. + 1860 The Pen and the Inkstand
  21. 路 1860 The Farm-Yard Cock and the Weather-Cock
  22. 路 1860 Beauty of Form and Beauty of Mind
  23. 路 1860 A Story from the Sand-Hills
  24. 路 1860 Moving Day
  25. 路 1861 The Butterfly
  26. 路 1861 The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors
  27. 路 1861 The Mail-Coach Passengers
  28. + 1861 The Beetle Who Went on His Travels
  29. + 1861 What the Old Man Does Is Always Right
  30. + 1861 The Snow Man
  31. 路 1861 The Portuguese Duck
  32. 路 1861 The New Century's Goddess
  33. + 1861 The Ice Maiden
  34. 路 1861 The Psyche
  35. + 1861 The Snail and the Rose-Tree
  36. 路 1861 The Old Church Bell
  37. 路 1862 The Silver Shilling
  38. 路 1863 The Snowdrop
  39. 路 1864 The Teapot
  40. 路 1865 The Bird of Popular Song
  41. 路 1865 The Will-o-the Wisp Is in the Town Says the Moor-Woman
  42. 路 1865 The Windmill
  43. 路 1865 In the Nursery
  44. 路 1865 The Golden Treasure
  45. + 1865 The Storm Shakes the Shield
  46. 路 1866Delaying Is Not Forgetting
  47. 路 1866 The Porter's Son
  48. + 1866 Our Aunt
  49. 路 1866 The Toad
  50. 路 1867 
  51. 路 1868 The Little Green Ones
  52. 路 1868 The Goblin and the Woman(**)
  53. 路 1868 Peiter, Peter and Peer
  54. 路 1868 Godfather's Picture Book
  55. 路 1868 Which is the Happiest?
  56. 路 1868 The Dryad
  57. 路 1869 The Days of the Week
  58. 路 1869 The Court Cards(**)
  59. 路 1869 Luck May Lie in a Pin(*)
  60. 路 1869 Sunshine Stories(**)
  61. 路 1869 The Comet
  62. + 1869 The Rags
  63. + 1869 What One Can Invent
  64. 路 1869 The Thistle's Experiences
  65. 路 1869 Poultry Meg's Family
  66. 路 1870 The Candles(*)
  67. 路 1870 Great-Grandfather
  68. 路 1870 The Most Incredible Thing(*)
  69.   1870 Danish Popular Legends
  70. 路 1870 What the Whole Family Said
  71. 路 1870 Lucky Peer
  72. 路 1871 Dance, Dance, Doll of Mine!
  73. 路 1871 The Great Sea-Serpent
  74. + 1871 The Gardener and the Manor
  75. + 1872 What Old Johanne Told
  76. 路 1872 The Gate Key
  77. + 1872 The Cripple(*)
  78. + 1872 Aunty Toothache
  79. 路 1873 The Flea and the Professor
  80.   1926 Croak
  81.   1926 The Penman
  82.   1949 Folks Say
  83.   1949 The Poor Woman and the Little Canary Bird
  84.   1949 Urbanus

About the Artwork

Andersen's tales in this collection are illustrated by theofficial Andersen illustrators, i. e., the Danish artists chosen by Andersen to illustrate the collected Danish editions of his tales: The naval officer Lieutenant Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-59), who illustrated the 1849 edition (45 tales, 125 illustrations) and continued to illustrate Andersen's work for the next ten years, and Lorenz Fr鰈ich (1820-1908), who illustrated Andersen's work between 1867 and 1874. See also the chapterHans Christian Andersen and his Illustrators, in Fairy Tales From Hans Christian Andersen  A Classic Illustrated Edition, Russel Ash and Bernard Higton (eds.), Chronicle Books, 1992.

The background of these pages is reproduced from a paper cutting made by Andersen himself. Elias Bredsdorff explains:

The items on the pierrot's tray... represent some of the stages in Andersen's life: his birthplace in Odense, the old grammar school in Slagelse, the windmill man (a fairy-tale motif), Saint Canute's Church in Odense, and the ugly duckling transformed into a swan.

Johan de Mylius, in his book H. C. Andersen Paper Cuts, Aschehoug Dansk Forlag, 2000, elaborates:

...a frog-like gnome, dancer, or circus performer, his mouth open in a shriek. And like mythological Atlas, he carries above him visible reality, the urban world and a segment of the world of poetry and nature. This could be the hidden and infernal side of the artist, who 攂rought to his knees by normalcy presents on a tray the side of realty that we know and wish and acknowledge. How long can he hold it? When will it tip over?

See also the book The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen by Beth Wagner Brust, Ticknor & Fields, 1994.

All the above books, and other books in English by or about Hans Christian Anderen, may be found in our virtual bookstore. Books in French may be found in our librairie virtuelle.

Andersen's 1875 photograph by Georg E. Hansen and many more are available from the Image Database of the Danish Royal Library.


 
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