From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:


June - August

Summer journey to Lykkesholm Estate, Odense and Sor. At Lykkesholm he stays in a haunted tower room. On this matter he writes to Edvard Collin on 5th July:

"If ghosts do exist, then I hope they are bestowed, in the next world, with enough sense to avoid making appearances in front of persons with such a lively imagination that an event like that could be the death of them".

HCA also informs Collin of the young ladies who, all having read about Lara and Flaminia in The Improvisatore, "crowded around the poet".

16 December

Release of Eventyr, fortalte for Brn. Andet Hefte (Tales, Told for Children. Second Booklet), including: "Tommelise"(Thumbelina), "Den uartige Dreng"(The Naughty Boy), "Reisekammaraten"(The Travelling Companion). 2nd edition, 1843.

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