lauantai 3. syyskuuta 2016

"Once Upon a Time"

Stories from Hans Andersen's " Once Upon a Time"

Edmund Dulac’s illustration for "The Snow Queen", 1911

Milo Winter's illustration for "Thumbelina", 1916

Harry Clarke's illustration for "The Wild Swans", 1916

Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen ( 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. 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 stories, called eventyr in Danish, 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 Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many more.

My first  H.C. Andersen book from year 1956
Book cover illustration by Rudolf Koivu for the fairy tale of  "The Nightingale"

Hans Christian Andersen (1805– 1875 ) oli tanskalainen kirjailija ja runoilija. Hänet tunnetaan erityisesti saduistaan, jotka kuuluvat maailman eniten käännettyyn kirjallisuuteen. Andersenin tunnettuja satuja ovat muiden muassa Keisarin uudet vaatteet, Pieni merenneito, Todellinen prinsessa (myös nimellä Prinsessa ja herne), Ruma ankanpoikanen ja Lumikuningatar.

"Andersenin sadut eivät koskaan vanhene. Niissä on aina sama puhdas tuoreus, sama puhdas henki ja sadun ihmeellinen salaperäisyys. ( Anni Swan )"

This is my entry for Beth's Postcard  Friendship Friday.

3 kommenttia:

  1. Ohh my, very beautiful illustrations on postcards. I would never get tired reading a fairytale book with these illustrations on it.

    By the way, I've just started a linky party for postcards in my blog. It's called "Postcards for the weekend". The idea is to build a postcards appreciation group here in Blogger through the linky party. I hope you can participate. :)

    Happy weekend,

  2. Thank you Maria, I also like those stories and I still want to buy new fairytale books with beautiful illustrations.
    It is great you have started this linky party for postcards and sure I can participate on it :)

  3. Thank you for your patience, thoughts and prayers as I have been away from the computer after surgery. I LOVE these postcards, and I adore this artist. He has been a favorite of mine for many many years. Happy PFF! A little late!


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