Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875): 
A Bicentennial Selection

Introduction | Early Writings | The Princess and the Pea | Thumbelina | The Emperor's New Clothes | The Little Mermaid | The Ugly Duckling

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes. emperor's new clothes 1959
Translated and Illustrated by Erik Blegvad.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959.
Augusta Baker Collection.

The setting for this volume is Denmark during the early nineteenth century, a cityscape that Andersen himself would have found familiar.


Baker, best loved fairy tales including mother goose selectionsAugusta, ed.
Loved Fairy Tales Including Mother Goose Selections.
New York: Parents’ Magazine Enterprises, 1974.
Augusta Baker Collection.

This collection was edited by Baker when she was the Coordinator of Children’s Services at the New York Public Library.


The Emperor’s New Clothes. emperors's new clothes 1982
Retold by Anne Rockwell from the Nineteenth-Century Translation by H. W. Dulcken.
Pictures by Anne Rockwell.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1982.
Augusta Baker Collection.



The Empemporer's new clothes 1991eror’s New Clothes.
Retold by Riki Levinson. Illustrated by Robert Byrd.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1991.
Augusta Baker Collection.



 The Emperor’s New Clothes and Other Stories.emperor's new clothes and other stories
London: Penguin Books, 1995.

This book is part of a 60-volume boxed set of “Penguin 60s,” a series of small editions of classic and contemporary works published on the occasion of Penguin’s 60th anniversary. Andersen, one of only a few “classic” authors chosen, shares shelf space in this collection with Katherine Mansfield, Martin Amis, Isak Dinesen, and Stephen Jay Gould, among others. Individual volumes in the set sold separately for 60 pence, about one dollar.


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