Hans Christian Andersen

Standard Name: Andersen, Hans Christian


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Education Naomi Jacob
One of NJ 's favourite home occupations even as a small child was improvised acting, with her sister in spear-carrying roles. She also learned cricket and football, and her grandfather Collinson taught her whist. She...
Education Alice Munro
AM has mentioned two texts in particular as early influences: Andersen 's The Little Mermaid (whose ending upset her so much that she made up an alternative happy ending) and Dickens 's A Child's History...
Education Evelyn Sharp
ES received her first education at home, from her sisters Ethel, Bertha, and Mabel (the eldest), who taught the younger ones Bible stories on Sundays. At the same time she imbibed from her brothers the...
Education Christina Stead
CS 's father would have liked to have her education entirely in his own hands. The first books to be her favourites were the works of W. T. Stead , and fairy stories by the...
Education Mary Stewart
The village of Trimdon was so isolated that there was little to do but play games and read. By the time she was four Mary could read, having begged to be included in the reading...
Education Jane Gardam
When she was little Jean Mary Pearson's father (later unapproachable) would read Hans Andersen to her, which she loved. She was considered by her family not to be intelligent, but she taught herself to read...
Education Rosemary Sutcliff
Rosemary's mother was probably her most important teacher. She told her stories which, no matter how outlandish and fantastic, the very young Rosemary accepted as literal truth; she later imparted all kinds of varied information...
Friends, Associates Mary Howitt
Visitors who stayed with the Howitts at The Elms included Hans Christian Andersen , Tennyson , Elizabeth Gaskell , and Eliza Meteyard , who wrote as Silver Pen. Their circle also included Charles Dickens
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
In EdinburghER attended an August 1847 dinner party given to celebrate the completion of the Scott Monument in Princes Street.
Lochhead, Marion C. Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake. John Murray.
She met Hans Andersen at a party and remembered him as [s]imple...
Intertextuality and Influence Stella Gibbons
The title page quotes Sir Thomas Browne and Hans Christian Andersen 's The Snow Queen, and the book is loosely based on the fairy tale. The autobiographical heroine, Amy, is an aspiring writer working...
Publishing Alison Uttley
AU published The Washerwoman's Child, A Play on the Life and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Irene Hawkins .
Judd, Denis. Alison Uttley. Michael Joseph.
166, 198, 283
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Reception E. Nesbit
EN 's books for children brought her extensive fan-mail from readers. She was conscientious about answering them, often in long letters discussing some moral problem such as the attempt to control one's temper. Some of...
Textual Features Christina Rossetti
Influences that manifested themselves somewhat later in CR 's career were those of fairy tales—Perrault , Keightley , and later Hans Christian Andersen —and later poets including Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning , whom...
Textual Features Margaret Gatty
Juliana Ewing pointed out that some of the stories (The Smut, The Crick, and The Brothers, all in a section called The Black Bag) were not her mother's contributions. They...
Textual Production Rumer Godden
RG published her eminently readablebiography of Hans Christian Andersen .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
British Book News. British Council.
(1955): 1193


8 May 1835: Hans Christian Andersen began publishing...

Writing climate item

8 May 1835

Hans Christian Andersen began publishing fairy tales, some collected and some of his own devising, in his native Danish.

1861: A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued...

Writing climate item


A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...

1948: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger completed...

Building item


Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger completed a highly successful ballet drama film entitled The Red Shoes.


Andersen, Hans Christian. Only a Fiddler!. Translator Howitt, Mary, R. Bentley, 1845.
Andersen, Hans Christian. The Improvisatore. Translator Howitt, Mary, R. Bentley, Moyes and Barclay, 1845.