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This is a cornerstone of modern fantasy...An exciting new compilation of Hans Christian Andersens world-famous fairy tales. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen presents the most famous Andersen stories- including classics such as The Little Mermaid- The Ugly Duckling- The Princess and the Pea- The Little Match Girl- and The Snow Queen- in a highly esteemed 1942 translation by Jean Hersholt with illustrations by outstanding artists of their eras. The book contains a sparkling and unexpected selection of beautiful artwork from the 1900s to the 1980s by legends of fantasy - the deeply influential Kay Nielsen and beloved Arthur Rackham- the distinctive talents of Swedish light Einar Nerman and Ukranian avant-gardist Georgy Narbut- the revered Czech visionary Josef Palecek- the eccentric Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud)- and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger- as well as exciting discoveries. It also features historic and contemporary silhouettes throughout the book- which enrich the presentation of Andersens tales in a one-of-a-kind format and make this a fresh addition to childrens libraries as well as adult art book collections.In addition to the tales and illustrations- the book also contains an introduction to Andersens legacy- brief historical introductions to each fairy tale- and extended artists biographies in the appendix. For adults and children alike- this lovingly researched and designed edition shares the eternal magic of Andersens tales- celebrating these tender- heartfelt stories that have entered both our collective imaginati...
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