I'm now reading everything written by and about Hans Christian Andersen. Its going to take a very long time because he was prolific in his writing. I got interested in him because I'm going to Denmark this June and will pass through Odense, his birth place. I found in him a lot of fascination. I do remember his fairy tales growing up but to read some of his other stuff is wonderful. He wrote for both children and adults. I've never been in Denmark but from what I can gather from his writing are the elements of Danish life and environment that has influenced his work and I hope to see them in person when I get there.