The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen are renowned the world over, having inspired generations of children’s writers ever since their first translation into English. This classic collection includes some of his most famous stories, such as ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Emperor’s New Suit’, and ‘The Red Shoes’. Characteristic and captivating, Andersen’s tales offer up a world of enchantment, ingenuity and complex morality, and are a real treat for children and adults alike.