Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Introduction by:
Translator: Tiina Nunnally

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039525
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up


A Penguin Classics Deluxe edition of Andersen’s famous tales from award-winning  translator Tiina Nunnally

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as “The Tinderbox” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes” through poignant masterpieces such as “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling,” to more subversive later tales such as “The Ice maiden” and “The Wood Nymph.”

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrator: Anders Nilsen, Introduction by: Jackie Wullschlager, Translator: Tiina Nunnally


Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
James Joyce
Illustrator: Roman Muradov
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
Illustrator: Brian Rea

Table of Contents

Fairy TalesAcknowledgments
Further Reading
Translator’s Note
A Note on the Illustrations

Fairy Tales
The Tinderbox
Little Claus and Big Claus
The Princess on the Pea
The Traveling Companion
The Little Mermaid
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Wild Swans
The Flying Trunk
The Nightingale
The Sweethearts
The Ugly Duckling
The Fir Tree
The Snow Queen
The Red Shoes
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep
The Shadow
The Old House
The Little Match Girl
The Story of a Mother
The Collar
The Bell
The Marsh King’s Daughter
The Wind Tells of Valdemar Daae and His Daughters
The Snowman
The Ice Maiden
The Wood Nymph
The Most Incredible Thing
Auntie Toothache

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