Andersen had an unofficial debut in 1822 with the book Ungdoms-Forsøg. Af Villiam Christian Walther. The book plagiarized B.S. Ingemann and others, but did not sell well, the rest of the edition being pulped in the end. The real debut was in 1829 with both his Fodreise and the vaudeville Kjærlighed paa Nicolai Taarn eller Hvad siger Parterret (Love in Nicolai Tower or What says the pit - only performed three times at the Royal Theatre).