From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:


The First Novel

1835: The First Novel


In a letter (dated 16th) to Henriette Wulff, HCA mentions that he has just written some fairy-tales, and that H.C. Ørsted has told him:

"that if The Improvisatore brings me fame, then the fairy-tales will immortalise me. Of all my writing, they are the most accomplished, but I do not agree".

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