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


Picture Book without Pictures

1839: Picture Book without Pictures

15 June

Den Usynlige paa Sprogø (The Invisible Man on Sprogø Island) is performed at the Royal Theatre. 22 performances in total during HCA's lifetime.

22 June

Trip to Skåne. Travels via Malmø to Hyby Estate, where he visits Baron Carl Gustaf Wrangel von Brehmer from 2rd to 29th, also going on outings to a number of other places: Participates on 23rd in Midsummer festivities at Heckeberga, then visits Baron Julius Coyet on the 24th , at Torup, where HCA meets the Countesses Lovisa and Matilda Bark and becomes a little enamoured. The 25th is spent with the uncle of Countess Bark, Count Corfitz Beck-Friis, at Börringe Estate, the 27th is spent in Lund, where HCA sees the cathedral and university and visits the young Count Bark. On 28th, he pays a visit to Count Tage Kjell Thott at Skabersjö.

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