Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Anderson

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a Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", and the "The Ugly Duckling". During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

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The 88th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 83rd on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  3. - 87th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  4. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  6. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  7. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  8. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  9. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  10. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)

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