The Fir Tree

Version: Abridged
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Hans Christian Andersen
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
Published In: October 2005
Length: 1 hour
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A Christmas Tale about a little Fir Tree. The tree longs to explore the world, to go to the sea and ends up as a Christmas tree. Written in 1845.

Author Details

Author Details

Andersen, Hans Christian

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid.