Project Runeberg: "Denmark's famous author of The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes and other fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen, was born on April 2, 1805, in the city Odense, two hundred years ago today.
Project Runeberg has regrettably few of his works online, but they are well represented on Danish websites that we link to from our page on Hans Christian Andersen. We also link to many places in our scanned books and magazines that describe his life and work.
Did you know that in Danish and Swedish, he only used his initials H. C. (just like H. G. Wells or T. S. Eliot), while in English, German, and French his name is usually spelled out in full. "
H. C. Andersen