Questions tagged [hans-christian-andersen]

Questions about the works of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) or his life as a writer. Andersen is best know for fairy tales such as "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling". Questions about his works should be tagged with [scandinavian-literature].

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What does "grinning" mean in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"?

At the beginning of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen", when describing the distorting mirror that would then shatter, the word "grin" is used: If a good thought passed ...
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How did Hans Christian Andersen know so much about Indian culture and geography?

Hans Christian Andersen was a nineteenth-century Danish writer who wrote fairy tales about various events. In his short fairy tale "What the Moon Saw", in the part named "First Evening&...
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