by Hans Christian AndersenThe transformation of the ugly duckling into a magnificent swan is one of the best known of all of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales-and, as translator Brian Alderson notes in this volume, that story bears more than a passing resemblance to the author's own life: gawky youth from a poor background who found his "swandom" in the telling of great and beautiful stories. This book contains twelve of these, carefully selected by the translator. Some are old favorites; others, such as "The Collar," "Grief," and "The Darning Needle," have rarely been anthologized, yet are among the most original imaginative of al Andersen's fairy tales. The heroes and heroines are not people, but pots and pans, matches and tinderboxes, china ornaments and toys, things found in attics and kitchens and living rooms. In language bristling with poetry and humor, Andersen gives each of these simple creatures a voice and a character that is brilliantly expressed in Chris Riddell's animated illustrations-ensuring that The Swan's Stories is every bit as wondrous as the swan himself.
|Title||The Swan's Stories|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Author||Hans Christian Andersen|
|File size||0.8 Mb|
|Book rating||4.07 (15 votes)