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The Resource Hans Christian Andersen : European witness, Paul Binding

Hans Christian Andersen : European witness, Paul Binding

Label
Hans Christian Andersen : European witness
Title
Hans Christian Andersen
Title remainder
European witness
Statement of responsibility
Paul Binding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rarely does an American or European child grow up without an introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," or "Thumbelina." Andersen began publishing his fairy tales in 1835, and they brought him almost immediate acclaim among Danish and German readers, followed quickly by the French, Swedes, Swiss, Norwegians, British, and Americans. Ultimately he wrote more than 150 tales. And yet, Paul Binding contends in this incisive book, Andersen cannot be confined to the category of writings for children. His work stands at the very heart of mainstream European literature. The author considers the entire scope of Andersen's prose, from his juvenilia to his very last story. He shows that Andersen's numerous novels, travelogues, autobiographies, and even his fairy tales (notably addressed not to children but to adults) earned a vast audience because they distilled the satisfactions, tensions, hopes, and fears of Europeans as their continent emerged from the Napoleonic Wars. The book sheds new light on Andersen as an intellectual, his rise to international stardom, and his connections with other eminent European writers. It also pays tribute to Andersen's enlightened values-values that ensure the continuing appeal of his works
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Binding, Paul
Dewey number
  • 839.8/136
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PT8119
LC item number
.B526 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andersen, H. C.
  • Authors, Danish
Label
Hans Christian Andersen : European witness, Paul Binding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 482 pages
Isbn
9780300169232
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861955252
  • (OCoLC)861955252
Label
Hans Christian Andersen : European witness, Paul Binding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 482 pages
Isbn
9780300169232
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861955252
  • (OCoLC)861955252

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