An Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Anderson was a Danish author, poet, and playwright. He is best probably best known for his fairy tales. His fairy tales have been translated into over eighty languages. Anderson was born into a very poor family. However, with his fathers encouragement and a lot of personal ambition, Hans became a very successful writer. Ascending from the lowest class to become the greatest contributor to childrens literature, Hans Christian Andersen was the first Danish author to break from traditional Danish literature by adopting the perspective of the poor and suffering to create uniquely memorable stories.
Hans Christian Andersen began life in the lowest economic class of society. He was born into poverty on... View More »