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Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales

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Short-stories/fairy tales by H. C. Anderson, includes The Ice-maiden -- The Butterfly -- The Psyche -- The Snail and the Rose-tree

The Ice-Maiden: Written toward the end of Hans Christian Andersen's career, "The Ice-Maiden" is the story of Rudy, a boy who's mother died in the ice of the mountains while he survives, saved by the kiss of the Ice-Maiden. The Ice-Maiden, jealous that the boy she claimed has escaped her embrace, pursues him through the rest of his life.

The Butterfly: A butterfly searches for the perfect flower to be his bride.

The Psyche: An artist creates a sculpture of a beautiful woman, to whom he confesses his love and is scorned.

The Snail and the Rose-Tree: A Snail and a Rose-Tree have a discussion about the meaning of their lives, and play them out.

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation matches the original document. A number of obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document.

THE ICE MAIDEN: AND OTHER TALES.

By HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN.

TRANSLATED By FANNY FULLER

PHILADELPHIA: F. LEYPOLDT. 1863.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by F. LEYPOLDT, In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania... Continue reading book >>


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