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Hans Christian Andersen
Father of the Modern Fairy Tale 
by Terri Windling



 

I used these resources when researching the annotations for this fairy tale. Most should be available through your local library, but I have included links to the titles on Amazon.com for further reading.

Altman, Anna E. and Gail de Vos. Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Ashliman, D. L.  A Guide to Folktales in the English Language.New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Bernheimer, Kate.  Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Women Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales.  New York: Anchor Books, 1998.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Bredsdorff, Elias. Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of His Life and Work, 1805-75. New York: Scribner, 1975.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Briggs, Katharine. A Dictionary of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures. London: Allen Lane, 1976. [Published in U.S. as An Encyclopedia of Fairies. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976.]
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die. New York: Basic, 1999.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant. A Dictionary of Symbols, Second Edition. Translated by John Buchanan-Brown. New York: Penguin Books, 1982.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Cirlot, J. E. A Dictionary of Symbols, 2nd ed. Jack Sage, trans. New York: Philosophical Library, 1962. Reprinted by Dover in 2002.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Cooper, J. C. An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols. London: Thames & Hudson, 1978.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Davidson, H.E. "Helpers and Adversaries in Fairy Tales." A Companion to the Fairy Tale. Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri, editors. Rochester, New York: D. S. Brewer, 2003.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

de Vos, Gail and Anna E. Altmann. New Tales for Old : Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Einfield, Jann, ed. Fairy Tales. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Frank, Jeffrey and Diana Crone Frank.  The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish.  New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Franz, Marie-Louise von. Individuation in Fairy Tales. Boston: Shambhala, 1977, 1990.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Internet Movie Database. Accessed on July 28, 2008.
<http://www.imdb.org>

Jones, Alison. Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore. Edinburgh; New York: Larousse, 1995.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Knowles, Elizabeth. The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Leach, Maria.  Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore Mythology and Legend.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1949.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Murphy, Bruce, ed.  Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition.  New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, 1990 Edition.  New York: Lexicon Publications, 1990.

Olderr, Steven. Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1986.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Propp, Vladimir. Morphology of the Folktale. Austin: University of Texas, 1968.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Tatar, Maria M. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Tatar, Maria M. The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Tatar, Maria M., ed. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Tatar, Maria M. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Princeton: Princeton University, 1987.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1946.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Tolkien, J. R. R. "On Fairy Stories." Tree and Leaf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Wullschlager, Jackie. Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic. Little Rock: August House, 2000.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Oxford: Oxford University, 2000.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Zipes, Jack, ed. When Dreams Came True. London: Routledge, 1998.
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"Locus Amoenus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Accessed on January 27, 2007.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_amoenus>

Aage, Jorgensen.  “Heroes in Hans Christian Andersen’s Writings”.  1999.  2 May 2008.
            <www.andersen.sdu>

Andersen, Jens.  Hans Christian Andersen: A New Life.  Trans. Tiina Nunnally.  NY: Overlook
            Duckworth, 2005.
Bettelhiem, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.
            NY: Vintage Books, 1976.

Biedermann, Hans.  The Wordsworth Dictionary of Symbolism.  Trans. James Hulbert.  Ware,
            Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1996.

Bloom, Harold.  “’Trust the Tale, Not the Teller’: Hans Christian Andersen.”  Orbis Litterarum.
            60: 6, 2005.  397-413.

Calmet, Augustin.  The Phantom World.  Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 2001.

Cashden, Sheldon.  The Witch Must Die: The Hidden Meaning of Fairy Tales.  NY: Basic             Books, 1999.

“Christian VII”.  Rosenberg.  6 June 2008.  <www.rosenbergslot.dk/v1/person.asp?personID=
            8&countryID=2&persontypeID=1>
Christianborg.  Copenhagen: Bende’s, 1987.

Cirlot, J. E.  A Dictionary of Symbols.  Trans. Jack Sage.  Mineola, NY: Dover Publications            Inc, 2002.

Eller, Povl.  FrederiksborgMuseum: The Illustrated Guide.  6th ed.  Trans. David Hohnen.              Denmark: P. J. Schmidt Vojens, 1991.

Evans, Ivor.  The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.  Ware, Hertfordshire:            Wordsworth Editions, 1994.

Hansen, Jasper Vorg.  Rundetarn.  Copenhagen: Rundetarn Forlag. 

Hartmann, Godfred.  “Rundetarn-the Round Tower”.  Tourist in Copenhagen.  Copenhagen:
            Kraks Forlag, 2000-2001.  30-31.

Hersholt, Jean.  Trans.  The Complete Andersen.  NY: Heritage Press, 1949.

Holberk, Bengt.  “Hans Christian Andersen’s Use of Folktales”.  A Companion to the Fairy
            Tale.  Ed. Hilda Ellis and Anna Chaudhri.  Cambridge: D. S.  Brewer, 2006.  149-158.

“In the Footsteps of Andersen”.  Visit Copenhagen.com.  Oct 2006.  18 June 2008.
<www.visitcopenhagen.com/content/press/press_information/
hans_christian_andersen/in_the_footsteps_of_Andersen
>

Jansen, F. J. Billeshov.  “From the Reformation to the Baroque”.  A History of Danish           Literature.  Ed. Sven H. Rossel.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.  71-120.

Lingberg, Harald.  Offical Guide to Kronborg.  Trans. Jean Olsen.  Herring, Denmark:
            Ministry of Housing, 1979.

Lucas, E. V. and H. B. Paull.  Trans.  Andersen’s Fairy Tales. NY: Grosset & Dunlop, 1945.

Matthews, John and Caitlin.  The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures.  London: Harper Element, 2005.

Mercatante, Anthony S.  and James R. Dow.  The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World      Mythology and Legend.  Vol. 1.   2nd ed.  NY: Facts on File Inc, 2004.

Misk, Frederick.  Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.  Springfield, MA: Merriam-    Webster, 1985.

Mitchell, P. M.  “The Age of Enlightenment”.  A History of Danish Literature.  Lincoln: University      of Nebraska Press, 1992.  121-166.

Moller, Jan.  “Stroget-The Street You Will Not Forget”.  Tourist in Copenhagen.  Copenhagen:
            Kraks Forlag, 2000-2001.  10-16.

Rosenberg.  Trans. Barbara Bluestone et al.  Eslyerg, Denmark: Rosendahl Bogbrykkeri,   1999.
RosenbergCastleGardens.  Places and Properties Agency.

Rossel, Sven.  “From Romanticism to Realism”.  A History of Danish Literature.  Ed. Sven H.         Rossel.    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.  167-260.

Solberg, Tina and Birgitte Kortegaard.  Kastellet-The Citadel and its Outworks.  Trans. Maj-
            Britt Mosegaard Hansen.  Copenhagen: Roads and Parks Section, Construction
            and Engineering Service, 2000.

Stoddard, Richard Henry.  “Leonora Christina in the Blue Tower”.  Harpers.  Sept 1873.
            514-524.

Westfahl, Gary.  “Tress”.  The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.  Ed. John Clute and John Grant.
            NY: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999. 962.


Zipes, Jack.  “Critical Reflections about Hans Christian Andersen: The Failed Revolutionary”
            Marvels and Tales, 20.2 (2007).  224-237. Accessed though Project Muse on 9 May
            2008.


 

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