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title: Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen
author: Hans Andersen
illustrator: Rex Whistler
condition: A clean copy in fine/excellent condition. Endpapers are clean and feature an unfilled Ex Libris. Strong binding and spine. Clean and stainless pages free of any tears or foxing. Light fading of covers from natural aging.
publisher: Bodley Head, London
dimensions: 8.25 inches x 6 inches x 1.25 inches
description: Hardcover book bound in beige cloth. Decorated in red text and decor along the spine and covers. Lovely illustrations by Rex Whistler alongside the various fairy tales.
synopsis: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales have long delighted millions of readers, young and old, and inspired myriad film, stage, and musical adaptations. This collection, including beloved classics “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Snow Queen” (the basis for the blockbuster film Frozen), and “The Little Match Girl,” is the perfect introduction to Andersen’s groundbreaking use of plain language and realistic settings to explore life’s great mysteries. Inspired by the ancient Danish legends and stories from Arabian Nights that his father told him, Andersen composed his fables to be read aloud, and approached difficult subjects and complex truths with a directness that children and adults still find refreshing nearly two centuries later.
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