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  Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was born in the slums of Odense.
Andersen's poem 'The Dying Child', was published in a Copenhagen journal and the Royal Theatre produced in 1829 his musical drama.
Andersen broke new ground in both style and content, and employed the idioms and constructions of spoken language in a way that was new in Danish writing.
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  Hans Christian Andersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hans Christian Andersen [ˈhænˀs ˈkʰʁæsd̥jæn ˈanɔsn̩] or simply HC Andersen [ho̞ se ˈanɔsn̩], (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales.
Andersen's father apparently believed that he might be related to nobility, and according to scholars at the Hans Christian Andersen Center, his paternal grandmother told him that the family had once been in a higher social class.
Nevertheless, the theory that Andersen was the illegitimate son of royalty persists in Denmark, bolstered by the fact that the Danish King took a personal interest in Andersen as a youth and paid for his education.
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 Hans Christian Andersen - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Andersen's father apparently believed that he might be related to nobility, and according to scholars at the Father Hans Christian Andersen Center, his paternal grandmother told him that the family had once been in a higher social class.
Nevertheless, the theory that Andersen was the illegitimate son of royalty persists in Denmark.
Andersen, though a backward and unwilling pupil, studied both in Slagelse and at a school [3] in Elsinore until 1827.
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 Hans Christian Andersen: Father of the Modern Fairy Tale by Terri Windling—Endicott Reading Room—The ...
Hans Christian Andersen's own life had some of the aspects of a fairy tale: he was born the son of a poor cobbler and he died a rich and famous man, celebrated around the world, the intimate of kings and queens.
Andersen was sent away to grammar school in the town of Slagelse, 57 miles from Copenhagen in the west of Zealand.
Andersen carefully crafted the narration of his tales to evoke the power of oral storytelling, yet the narrative voice is a distinctive one, not the impersonal voice of most folk tales.
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 Hans Christian Andersen - MSN Encarta
Andersen's first novel, The Improviser (1835; translated 1845), was well received by critics, and his first book of fairy tales was published the same year.
Andersen traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa and continued to write novels, plays, and travel books, but it was his more than 150 stories for children that established him as one of the great figures of world literature.
Andersen's tales of fantasy, which include “The Ugly Duckling” (1843), “The Emperor's New Clothes” (1837), “The Snow Queen” (1844), “The Red Shoes” (1845), and “The Little Mermaid” (1837), were innovative in their handling of sophisticated feelings and ideas and in their use of the vocabulary and constructions of spoken language.
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 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Andersen's stories are steeped in melancholy and longing, often featuring humble characters who long for love and acceptance into a higher realm of society or more glorious existence.
A starving child dies alone in a freezing ally; a toy soldier is reduced to a lump of melted metal; a little fir tree is thrown in a fire.
Students may use the T-chart on Facts About Hans Christian Andersen's Life, provided in PDF format, to note down familiar facts on one side and new information on the other side of the chart.
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 Hans Christian Andersen - Final Resting Place Copenhagen - Copenhagen Portal
Hans Christian Andersen is buried at Assistens Cemetery (Kirkegård) in Copenhagen in a burial plot he originally shared with his friend, Edvard Collin, and Collin's wife, Henriette.
The Cathedral of Copenhagen was consecrated in 1829.
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories (about 190 in all, written 1835-1872) are addressed to both adults and children and are stylistically and thematically deeply original.
copenhagenet.dk /CPH-HCA.htm   (457 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen 2005- Copenhagen Portal
Hans Christian Andersen philosophy and favourite phrase was “To travel is to live” and over the years 1840 – 1858 he became a busy traveller that journeyed all over Europe, meeting fellow writers, celebrities, princes and royalties.
Statue of Hans Christian Andersen in The Kings Garden at Rosenborg palace, was given by the Danes in memory of a great fairy tale poet and erected in 1880 five years after his death.
Hans Christian Andersen’s home is worth a visit and travel time by car from Copenhagen will be approx 1½ hours and by train directly to Odense about 1.hour and 50 min.
copenhagenet.dk /CPH-HCA2005.htm   (2069 words)

  
 The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Andersen was wildly enthusiastic about the theatre, but he really only managed to transform his theatrical ambitions into great art when he created his fairy tale form, for with their lively scenic and spoken quality the fairy tales are a kind of prose drama.
Andersen's prose is amazingly visual, and he also worked consciously to apply a painterly technique to his descriptions- something he probably picked up from his Danish and foreign painter friends.
Andersen was also a poet, and it is a matter of simple fact that many of his poems provide the texts for songs that are among the most loved and widely sung in Danish to this day.
scandinavian.wisc.edu /mellor/hca_summer/glossary/about/about.html   (2497 words)

  
 Cordula's Web. Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian showed imagination early, which was fostered by the indulgence of his parents and by his mother's superstition.
Andersen, a very backward and unwilling pupil, actually remained at Slagelse and at another school in Elsinore until 1827; these years, he says, were the darkest and bitterest in his life.
Andersen was more successful for the time being with a novel, O.T. (1836), and a volume of sketches, In Sweden; in 1837 he produced the best of his novels, Only a Fiddler.
www.cordula.ws /authors/andersenhc.html   (1099 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen received little education, and as a child he was highly emotional, suffering all kinds of fears and humiliations because of his tallness and effeminate interests.
Andersen succeeded in becoming associated with the Royal Theater, but he had to leave it when his voice began to change.
Andersen's tales were translated throughout Europe, with four editions appearing in the UK in 1846 alone.
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 Nordic Culture > Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer - Scandinavica.com
Hans Christian Andersen's childhood was not a happy one and his troubled life in the the slums of the city of Odense would influence forever his personality and his writing.
Andersen himself was often teased and humiliated by other boys because of his effeminate manners and his physical look: he had a big nose and was disproportionately tall.
Andersen is buried at the Assistens Kirkegård in Copenhagen.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/famous/andersen.htm   (1166 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen - Biography and Works
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author and poet, wrote many poems, plays, stories and travel essays, but is best known for his fairy tales of which there are over one hundred and fifty, published in numerous collections during his life and many still in print today.
Andersen’s fairy tales of fantasy with moral lessons are popular with children and adults all over the world, and they also contain autobiographical details of the man himself.
Young Hans grew to be tall and lanky, awkward and effeminate, but he loved to sing and dance, and he had a vivid imagination that would soon find its voice.
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 Hans Christian Andersen - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Template:Other Image:HCAndersen.jpeg Hans Christian Andersen Template:IPA or simply Template:IPA, (April 2 1805–August 4 1875) was a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales.
Image:Hans christian andersen 1869.jpg Following an accidental meeting, King Frederick VI of Denmark started taking an interest in the odd boy and sent Andersen to the grammar school [2] in Slagelse, paying all his expenses.
The discussion begain in 1901 with the article "Hans Christian Andersen: Evidence of his Homosexuality" by Carl Albert Hansen Fahlberg (using the pseudonym Albert Hansenin) in Magnus Hirschfeld's publication Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufe (Yearbook on Ambiguous Sexuality).
www.netipedia.com /index.php/H._C._Andersen   (1926 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Hans Christian Andersen - Author
Sadly in 1816, when Andersen was just 11 years old, his father died, leaving young Hans to earn a living as an apprentice boy for both a weaver and a tailor.
While Andersen was away he learnt of his mother's death (in 1833) due to alcohol and later of his half-sister's death which is suspected to have had something to do with prostitution.
Andersen is also rumoured to have had an infatuation in 1862-63 with Harald Scharff (ballet dancer at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen) and with the young Duke of Weimar, although neither of these went beyond a platonic level.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A6952034   (1314 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen's father apparently believed that he might be related to nobility, and according to scholars at the Father Hans Christian Andersen Center, his paternal grandmother told him that the family had once been in a higher social class.
Andersen, though a backward and unwilling pupil, studied both in Slagelse and at a school [3] in Elsinore until 1827.
Andersen continued to publish many works, although still hoping to excel as both novelist and dramatist, but was unsuccessful in the attempt.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Hans_Christian_Andersen.php   (1970 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen was born in a one-room house in Odense, son of a poor shoemaker; his father died early and his mother had to work as a washerwoman.
Andersen also tended to fall in love with unreachable women (most notably with Jenny Lind, the “Swedish nightingale”;), so his relationships with the opposite sex and with the upper classes was distinctly bittersweet.
Andersen once wrote, “Most of what I have written is a reflection of myself” (Cech, 15), suggesting a biographical reading of the work would be appropriate.
www.northern.edu /hastingw/hcandersen.htm   (825 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories
Below is the complete list of Andersen’s 168 tales, in the chronological order of their original publication.
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
Andersen’s tales in this collection are illustrated by the “official” Andersen illustrators, i.
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 Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Copenhagen - Denmark - Visit Denmark: The official guide to Denmark with Danish ...
Hans Christian Andersen lived at several places in Copenhagen, but the attic room on the third floor of Vingårdstræde 6 is the only one of his former homes that still looks as if he had just stepped out of the door.
Hans Christian Andersen’s furniture such as his alcove bed, wardrobe and table had therefore been removed, but has now been reconstructed for the coming exhibition.
Magasin has owned the building in Vingårdstræde 6 since 1917, but Magasin’s connections with Hans Christian Andersen extend even further back: From 1837 to 1848 the writer actually lived in the then Hotel du Nord, which was located on the site of today’s Magasin, and has given its name to the department store.
www.visitdenmark.com /uk/en-gb/Menu/turist/inspiration/detkulturelledanmark/kendtedanskere/hans-christian-andersen/hans-christian-andersen-museum-in-copenhagen.htm?wbc_purpose=Bas   (323 words)

  
 Andersen, Hans Christian - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN [Andersen, Hans Christian] 1805-75, Danish poet, novelist, and writer of fairy tales.
The Ugly Duckling goes to the castle: Hans Christian Andersen at the International Youth Library.
Yet Hans Christian Andersen was no cuddly weaver of fairy tales for nice kids - oh no, not beneath the surface.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AndrsenHC.asp   (521 words)

  
 Dossier Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Bovendien verwerkte Andersen in zijn verhalen en sprookjes gebeurtenissen uit zijn leven, zo verklaren onderzoekers van zijn werk.
Andersen bracht drie maal een bezoek aan Nederland, voor het eerst in 1847.
Het is een facsimile herdruk in zeer groot formaat, bijna 50 cm hoog, van vijf plakalbums van Andersen, met daarin tekeningen, portretten, brieven in verschillende talen, ook in het Nederlands, gedroogde bladeren en bloemen, enzovoorts.
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 Hans Christian Andersen LiteraryTraveler.com
Hans Christian Andersen is probably the most famous Dane in literary history, but his rise from poor, ambitious shoemaker's son to lauded, internationally renowned author was a troubled one.
Fortunately, Hans Christian Andersen's talents as a writer began to pay off shortly thereafter, when a director for the Royal Theatre read one of the boy's plays and had Andersen schooled and tutored with the king's money, and by 1828, Andersen was attending the university in Copenhagen.
Andersen always felt that due to the rigid class structure in his own country, his lowly birth would never permit the Danes to appreciate his work and his status the way that foreigners did.
www.literarytraveler.com /literary_articles/hans_christian_andersen.aspx   (1301 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen - Biography and Works
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish author and poet, wrote many poems, plays, stories and travel essays, but is best known for his fairy tales of which there are over one hundred and fifty, published in numerous collections during his life and many still in print today.
Andersen’s fairy tales of fantasy with moral lessons are popular with children and adults all over the world, and they also contain autobiographical details of the man himself.
Young Hans grew to be tall and lanky, awkward and effeminate, but he loved to sing and dance, and he had a vivid imagination that would soon find its voice.
www.literature-web.net /hans_christian_andersen   (881 words)

  
 Fiabe Andersen Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen nacque nei bassifondi di Odense, in Danimarca.
Andersen non incontró mai Goethe, ancora vivo quando fece il suo primo viaggio in Germania, visita che ispiró uno dei suoi numerosi racconti di viaggio.
Andersen esplorò nuove possibilità narrative, sia nello stile che nel contenuto, ed utilizzò idiomi e costruzioni della lingua parlata in un modo nuovo per la letteratura danese a lui contemporanea.
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 HCA2005
The official celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen came to a close on 6 December 2005.
The aim of the celebration was to promote wider appreciation and awareness of Hans Christian Andersen worldwide.
The many bicentennial projects within the arts and education sought to highlight well-known as well as lesser-known aspects of the life and work of the world-famous Danish storyteller and reached out to an audience of all ages on all continents.
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 Hans Christian Andersen: Annotated Web-o-graphy
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.
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.
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.
hca.gilead.org.il /www.html   (1410 words)

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