Andersen's Fairy Tales edited by Margherita O. Osborne
All of Andersen’s best loved tales and many not so well-known, but equally beautiful, are included in this collection. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen have a remarkably varied appeal; nothing could be more pleasing to small boys and girls, nor to their parents, than the tales of Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling. The Mermaid is a perfect love story. What the Moon Saw is for those who have seen enough of life to wonder at its enigmas. The shades of sadness that appear in some of the stories are colored by a holden light of faith; the delicate humorous tones cleverly depict Andersen’s understanding of human nature. Andersen’s genius combined the realistic with the romantic; often he added a touch of mysticism, which gave his work a quality rarely attained by others who wrote for “children of all ages.” Whether they are homely , sad, or humorous, all of his stories have the faculty of stimulating the reader to wonder. -Margherita Osborne.
This rare and vintage hardcover book is in fair condition with moderate imperfections to the cover. Pages are in good condition with age toning. Includes newspaper articles and library markings.
Publisher: The Hampton Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1930