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

1858

Fairy-tales

1858: Fairy-tales


In this year

Release of the 1st edition of Gustave Vapereau's Dictionnaire universelle des contemporains (Universal Dictionary of Contemporaries) (Paris, London, Leipzig). The work includes an article on HCA,

"clbre pote et romancier danois" ("famed Danish poet and novelist"). Towards the end of the article, HCA is described in the following terms: " On s'est plu retrouver, dans M. Andersen, avec un esprit qui rappelle un peu Voltaire par l'ironie fine et dguise, le sentiment et la rverie des peuples du Nord, et une richesse d'imagination vraiment orientale; ce mlange de qualits diverses a contribu faire de lui un des potes les plus originaux du XIXe sicle"

("Mr Andersen is pleasing in that he - aside from possessing an intellectual make-up marked by such fine, opaque irony, a little like that of Voltaire - brings to us the sentiment and vision of the Nordic people, but also a truly oriental richness of fantasy; this mixture of different qualities has contributed towards his becoming one of the most original writers of the 19th century").

In this year

A collected edition of the fairy-tales is released in Dutch: Verzamelde vertellingen en sproken translated by C. de Jong (Utrecht).

In this year

A collection of HCA's fairy-tales is released in Hungarian (Pest).

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