The Hans Christian Andersen Center

"The Great Sea Serpent" is number 194 in the Hans Christian Andersen Center's register of Andersen's literary works, i.e. no. 194 in the category fairy tale (the range 1 - 300). BFN 1014.

"The Great Sea Serpent" was first published 17 December 1871, cf. the bibliographic description (in Danish) in : Digterens danske Vrker 1822-1875, number in bibliography: 1014:

Den store Sslange. Et Nutids-Eventyr af H. C. Andersen.

Trykt i Illustreret Tidende, 13. Bind, Nr. 638, 17.12. 1871, 108. Sp. 2 - 109. Sp.3. (Saml. Skr. XV, 227).

(Bibliografisk kilde: HCAH A-189a)

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The work was published later (30 March 1872) as a part of Nye Eventyr og Historier. Tredie Rkke. Ny [frste] Samling. 1872 [Danish title]. (Number 335. BFN 1017. 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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