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 (ăn′dər-sən), Hans Christian 1805-1875.
Danish writer known for his fairy tales, including "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Ugly Duckling."
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(Biography) Hans Christian. 1805–75, Danish author of fairy tales, including The Ugly Duckling, The Tin Soldier, and The Snow Queen
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(ˈæn dər sən)

Hans Christian, 1805–75, Danish author, esp. of fairy tales.
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The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.
Sally appeared for a moment, with instructions from her mother that father was to amuse the children while she got tea ready; and Athelny began to tell them one of Hans Andersen's stories.
that Andersen; there he is again!" they would cry; yet I must, to please my fancy, continue quite quietly, and add: "But Copenhagen has its East Street."
He came back from the Continent, from Berlin, from Paris, from Petersburg, with a mass of acquired information which would have made some of our blue-books read like Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales.
Hans Andersen, the fairy king, dreamed his sweet fancies beneath their sloping roofs.
Nay, like the `Ugly Duck' of my friend Hans Andersen, he be no duck thought at all, but a big swan thought that sail nobly on big wings, when the time come for him to try them.
After years of the itinerant life, Andersen took a hiatus from ballet and came to Arizona to paint.
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