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True Story of My Life

H. C. Andersen

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. . .Royal, and people universally told me that it would be the best thing for me if he would interest himself on my behalf: it was either Oersted or Gutfeldt who first mentioned me to him; and now for the first time I went to that house which was to become so dear to me. Before the ramparts of Copenhagen were extended, this house lay outside the gate, and served as a summer residence to the Spanish Ambassador; now, however, it stands, a crooked, angular frame-work building, in a respectable street; an old-fashioned wooden balcony leads to the entrance, and a great tree spreads its green branches over the court and its pointed gables. It was to become a paternal house to me. Who does not willingly linger over the description of home?

I discovered only the man of business in Collin; his conversation was grave and in few words. I went away, without expecting any sympathy from this man; and yet it was precisely Collin who in all sincerity thought for my advantage, and who . . . Read More

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super boring, even for me. super self-centered, not much about his fairytales or scandinavian literature.

از سری کتاب‌هایی بود که در سن دوازده سالگی با پول‌توجیبی‌های هفتگی‌ام خریدمش؛ اونم در یه نمایشگاه فصلی کتاب که از طرف مدرسه رفته بودیم و تخفیف‌های خوبی داشت... هنوزم شروع کتاب رو یادمه: « زندگی من بدقصه‌ای نیست.»

His story as told by himself. He travelled well and net many interesting people

ایمان این مرد برایم جذاب و ستودنی بود، و مسئله ای که در خوانش این خود نوشت برایم جالب بود، آشنایی بیشتر با روحیات یک نویسنده بود بصورت خاص

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It was very interesting for me to learn more about the works of Hans Christian Andersen, besides his well-known and beloved fairy tales, about the struggles he went through until he found his place in the Danish and international literature, about his travels abroad and his encounters with the great

"Life lay bright with sunshine before me."


Torn between the half of the book that is incredibly beautiful depictions of imagery and scenery of the places HCA traveled to and the little drops of inspiration for his stories.

And the other half that is needless explanations for things that don't ma

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