[LMB] OT: Stereotypes was DOS Attack, Iraq Style...
mathews55 at msn.com
Tue May 2 14:06:02 BST 2006
>From: Rowena <morgaine at zonnet.nl>
>PAT MATHEWS wrote:
>>Andersen was a Victorian, wasn't he? Same culture as Dickens?
>Hans Christian Andersen: April 2, 1805August 4, 1875
Thanks. Yes, core Victorian.
>"Andersen was now celebrated throughout Europe, although his native Denmark
>still showed some resistance to his pretensions.
A prophet in his own country ...
>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."
Poor devil always WAS socially clueless, wasn't he? Or, what The Ugly
Duckling was all about. And he had a crush on Jenny Lind - could that be the
source of unrequited-love stories?
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