"How common it looks," said the Chamberlain. Stories from Hans Andersen, with illustrations by Edmund Dulac, London, Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., 1911.

Fairy Tales, True Tales and Nightingales


WC has written before of his early encounters with Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. Some admirers of Andersen think “The Nightingale” is the best of his stories. It would certainly be on WC’s short list. If you haven’t read “The Nightingale“, do so now. WC will wait until you finish. Andersen’s tale is probably politically incorrect…