- Hans Christian [hanz] /hænz/, 1805–75, Danish author, especially of fairy tales.
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So he fashioned a tale, partly from recollections of Andersen but mostly from his own fancy.David Dunne
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Why, it looks like—no, it cannot be—yes, it is Mr. Andersen.
Then Mr. Andersen told his voyage all over again, and that he had come for good.
This was decided to be Mr. Andersen, as he was to go to the Jaspers' to tea.
- Hans Christian. 1805–75, Danish author of fairy tales, including The Ugly Duckling, The Tin Soldier, and The Snow Queen
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