Hans Christian Andersen Fanny Fuller
- Title: The Ice-Maiden
- Author: Hans Christian Andersen Fanny Fuller
- ISBN: 9781605015583
- Page: 261
- Format: ebook
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for freeThis is an OCR edition with typosExcerpt from book 58 br Large star beams in the dawn of morning in the red sky 151 the clearest star of the morning 151 its rays tremble upon the white wall, as if they wished to write down and relate, the scePurchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for freeThis is an OCR edition with typosExcerpt from book 58 br Large star beams in the dawn of morning in the red sky 151 the clearest star of the morning 151 its rays tremble upon the white wall, as if they wished to write down and relate, the scenes which they had witnessed during many centuries Listen to one of these stories A short time ago 151 this not long ago is with us men 151 centuries 151 my rays followed a young artist it was in the realm of the Pope, in the city of the world, in Rome Many changes have been made, but the imperial palace, was, as it is to day, a ruin between the overthrown marble columns and over the ruined bath rooms, whose vallswere still decorated with gold, grew fig and laurel trees The Colosseum was a ruin the church bells rang, the incense arose and processions passed through the streets with tapers and gorgeous canopies The Church was holy, and art was lofty and holy also, la Rome dwelt Raphael, the greatest painter of the world, here also dwelt Michael Angelo, the greatest sculptor of the age even the Pope did homage to them both, and honoured them with his visits Art was recognized, honoured and rewarded All greatness and excellence is not seen and recognized In a little narrow street, stood an old house, which had once been a temple here dwelt a young artist he was poor, he was unknown it is true that he had young friends, artists also, young in feelings, in hopes, and in thoughts They told him,that he was rich in talents and excellence but that he needed confidence in himself He was never satisfied with his work and either destroyed all that he modeled or left it unfinished this is not the proper course to adopt, if one would be known, appreciated and live You are a dreamer, said they, this is your misfortune You have not yet lived, you have not inhaled life in large healthy drau
Recent Comments "The Ice-Maiden"
I found this story by accident not too long ago, not my favourite by Hans Christian Anderson, but enjoyable all the same.
I think I have found my new favourite Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. I began reading this because I mistook it for the original story Frozen is based on (which is actually 'The Snow Queen', not 'The Ice Maiden'). However, my disappointment disappeared completely by the end of the first chapter. This is a dark tale, as is the Anderson fashion. However, the light outweighs the dark in this one. The description is absolutely breathtaking, and the protagonist, Rudy, is a lovely character. This [...]
Very interesting, its a bit like the Snow Queen, but better written and lot more fun to read, not as confusing as Anderson's Snow Queen, which I just read a few days ago, which is why I am drawing a parallel between the two books. With Anderson's work, I see a lot of Christianity, which was very unique back in Anderson's time, but quite refreshing at the same time.
The whole time while reading I was thinking how the movie Frozen adapted this story and I finished the story disappointed. Maybe I believed I'll have more surprising turns and challenges but I didn't.
I found this to be a very disturbing story. I think I will wait for Disney to turn the rest of these stories magical
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