A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
Renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen has inspired movies, statues, and even theme parks. Though his fairy tales weren't immediately embraced by the reading public upon their publication, the world has since made up for its lapse in judgment, as Andersen's name is now virtually synonymous with children's literature.
Actress Angele Masters performs the beloved stories in this collection in a lively, bright English accent to which both children and adults can relate. Her voice sustains the 40-plus hours of narration required to bring life to all these fairy tales. The stories are arranged in somewhat idiosyncratic alphabetical order, beginning with "A Story" and ending with "The Story of the Year".
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Nice tales but a terrible reading
Her voice is so childish. And it seems she's making a wretched mockery of the characters.
Really, really bad reading.
Horrible Translation of Hans Christian Anderson
- Silly Napkin