The British Library is well known for its many fine exhibits, and this particular one dealing with the world of Hans Christian Andersen is no exception. This online exhibit is designed to complement the in situ exhibit that is at the Library until October 2005, and has been generously supported by the Kingdom of Denmark and the Bikuben Foundation. Visitors may want to begin by looking through a timeline of seminal events in Andersen's life, then consider an essay by Andersen's biographer, Jackie Wullschlager. The "illustrated themes" offered here are a real treat, as visitors can view such themes as "Hans Christian Andersen, the traveler" and "Admiration for Hans Christian Andersen". Each theme provides some insight into Andersen's work and life, and is visually augmented by primary documents, including the opening page of his manuscript for that teary tale, "The Little Match Girl". Users who wish to pass on the good word about this exhibition may want to send along a e-card from the site as well.
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