An interesting account of childhood of Hans Christian Andersen by L.C. Atencio
This article discusses Hans Christian Andersen, the master storyteller, and a brief summary of the first fourteen years of his life. The Danish and prolific paper-cutting artist, novelist, singer, playwright, fairy tale writer, and poet was born on April 2, 1805 in Denmark on the island Funen at Odense among a scenery of beech trees and clover fields. His father was a shoemaker and his mother a housewife, whose devout love for him went across the European isles.
He grew up in a humble house with only the bare essentials needed to survive. But among those essentials were books of songs and fables. To credit the trigger of his imaginary inventions, and rather the awe striking events that appear in his stories, his real life situation, circumstances, and surroundings must be brought to light, as he himself declared that they played an integral part in the development and creation…
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