"What Happened to the Thistle" is number 185 in the Hans Christian Andersen Center's register of Andersen's literary works, i.e. no. 185 in the category fairy tale (the range 1 - 300).
"What Happened to the Thistle" was first published in English October 1869, cf. the bibliographic description (in Danish) in : H.C. Andersen-Centrets bibliografiske optegnelser:
What Happened to the Thistle
Eventyret "Hvad Tidselen oplevede" tryktes første gang på engelsk under titlen "What Happened to the Thistle" i Horace Scudder (ed.): Riverside Magazine, juli 1869, oversat af Anna RaasLøff. Udkom på dansk 17. december 1869.
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The work was published later (17 December 1869) as a part of Tre nye Eventyr og Historier. 1870 [Danish title]. (Number 332. BFN 992. Category/genre: Fairy tale collection).
The work was published later (20 December 1874) as a part of Eventyr og Historier. Femte Bind. 1874 [Danish title]. (Number 337. BFN 1039. Category/genre: Fairy tale collection).
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