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Hans Christian Andersen
The stories of Hans Christian Andersen discussed in this guide were published between 1835 and 1872 and are grouped in chronological order. The author intended them to be enjoyed by both children and adults. While most are based on old Scandinavian folktales and fairy tales, some are contemporary fantasies that include scenes and episodes from the author's life.
Hans Christian Andersen's stories are written mainly in the third-person omniscient perspective. At times Andersen uses the second-person voice to directly address the reader in his role of the storyteller. For example, "The Nightingale" begins with the words "In China, you know."
Hans Christian Andersen (Selected Tales) are told in the past tense, as if the events took place some time ago.
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