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 Princess and the Pea

Stories and Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, author of stories & tales by hans christian andersen 1876
“Wonder Stories Told For Children.” 
Illustrated by M. L. Stone and V. Pedersen.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1876.



Storiesstories from hans anderson 1912 from Hans Andersen. 
With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Second edition. 
Alfred Chapin Rogers Collection.

Dulac (1882-1953), along with his English counterpart Arthur Rackham, was one of the two most sought-after book illustrators of the early 20th century. Dulac illustrated one edition each year for Hodder & Stoughton. This arrangement, starting in 1908, continued for several years and included editions of fairy tales, Edgar Allen Poe, and Shakespeare in large, elaborately-produced volumes with illustrations that utilized the latest color printing technologies of the time.

seven tales by hc andersen

Seven Tales by H. C. Andersen. 
Translated from the Danish by Eva Le Galliene. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.
New York: Harper & Row, 1959.

Sendak, best known as the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are (1964), illustrated his first book in 1951 at the age of 23. By the early 1960s he had illustrated nearly 50 books, including this volume of Andersen’s works.


 Eisen, Armand, ed.treasury of children's literature
A Treasury of Children’s Literature.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.
Augusta Baker Collection.

This version of “The Princess and the Pea” was illustrated by Robyn Officer, who has illustrated over 35 books to date in her career. 


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