The Emperor's New Clothes
2 Installments—Entirely free
Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Red Shoes." During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and to inspire many other works.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or the chase, except for the opportunities then afforded him for displaying ...Back to top
Reviewed by Katti on Dec 4, 2012
i got it for the neighbors kids
Reviewed by dreamdust on Dec 6, 2010
Alas a timeless observation on human nature, particularly at the end when we leave the emperor vexed! Some things don't change...
Reviewed by sanozen on Dec 5, 2010
A good story
A good story with humorous overtones about a foolish king who blindly believes what he's told as truth. A few good lessons are taught within this story, which I believe every child, adult, and U.S. politician should read.
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