[LMB] OT: Stereotypes was DOS Attack, Iraq Style...

Rowena morgaine at zonnet.nl
Tue May 2 13:56:43 BST 2006


PAT MATHEWS wrote:
> Andersen was a Victorian, wasn't he? Same culture as Dickens?
Hans Christian Andersen: April 2, 1805–August 4, 1875

Charles Dickens: February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870

(for comparison: Soren Kiergegaard: 5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855)

So yes, they were contemporaries. I would use some caution with saying 
'same culture' though, Andersen was Danish afterall.

Dickens and Andersen did meet:

"Andersen was now celebrated throughout Europe, although his native 
Denmark still showed some resistance to his pretensions. In June 1847, 
he paid his first visit to England and enjoyed a triumphal social 
success. Charles Dickens invited him to stay at his place for a 
fortnight, but Andersen stayed for 6 weeks, not understanding Dickens' 
increasingly blatant hints that Anderson should leave. When he left, 
Dickens saw him off from Ramsgate pier. Shortly thereafter Dickens 
published David Copperfield, in which the character Uriah Heep is said 
to have been modelled on Andersen — a backhanded compliment, to put it 
mildly."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen)

Rowena


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