The little Mermaid & Other Stories
by Hans Christian Andersen
The Little Mermaid can’t wait to turn fifteen so she can swim to the surface of the sea. She wants to see the tall mountains, lovely sunsets and people walking on two legs. When the little mermaid finally reaches land she falls in love with a charming prince forever? Read The Little Mermaid
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About The Author
Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen’s popularity is not limited to children; his storiescalled eventyr, or “fairy-tales”express themes that transcend age and nationality.
Andersen’s fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include “The Little Mermaid”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Nightingale”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.