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


Approx. 1st august

English publication of Kun en Spillemand and O.T., in a collected edition with 3 volumes: Only a Fiddler, and O.T., or, life in Denmark. By the Author of the Improvisatore, or, Life in Italy. This edition is published by Richard Bentley of London, translated by Mary Howitt. HCA's name is not mentioned in any of the three volumes.

2 August

Sails from Århus to Copenhagen with the steamship Hertha. Arrives on the same day.

20 August

A commemorative poem by HCA for Count Conrad Rantzau of Breitenburg is printed in the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

25 August

Drives to Bregentved (visits Turebyholm whilst there) Returns on 31st.


Release of a new and extended German edition of Picture Book without Pictures (from 20 to 31 evenings) called Bilderbuch ohne Bilder. This is the 6th edition since 1841. This extended version, translated by Julius Reuscher, is even printed by two different publishers in Berlin, namely C.A Wolff and C.H. Schultze. This particular book, which never received a great deal of attention in Denmark, is one of HCA's most popular on the German Market.

25 September

Jenny Lind, the famed Swedish opera singer, arrives in Copenhagen. HCA spends a great deal of time with her until her departure on 22nd October. During the time she is in Copenhagen, HCA's almanac contains almost daily mentions of her. He allows himself to hope, in spite of knowing better. The resulting frustrations cause him to feel "sick at heart" (the almanac, 20th October). "She toasted me as she would her brother" (the almanac 21st).

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