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7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

Here are seven surprising facts about Andersen’s life and legacy that you won't find in the children's section of a bookstore. Hans Christian Andersen's original version of The Little Mermaid was a lot more depressing than Disney’s take. Hans Christian Andersen wore out his welcome while staying with Charles Dickens. Hans Christian Andersen was terrified of being buried alive. Hans Christian Andersen is considered a “national treasure” in Denmark.

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