The Garden of Paradise

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"The Garden of Paradise"
The Garden of Paradise - Anne Anderson.jpg
Illustration by Anne Anderson
AuthorHans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875)
Original title"Paradisets Have"
Genre(s)Literary fairy tale
Published inFairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. Second Booklet. 1839 (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling. Andet Hefte. 1839.)
Publication typeFairy tale collection
PublisherC. A. Reitzel
Media typePrint
Publication date19 October 1839
Preceded by"The Rose Elf"
Followed by"The Flying Trunk"

"The Garden of Paradise" (Danish: Paradisets Have) is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 19 October 1839 with "The Flying Trunk" and "The Storks" in the second booklet of Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection.[1] King Max read and liked the tale.[2] Andersen biographer Jackie Wullschlager considers the story and its two companion pieces in the booklet as "grim". "The Garden of Paradise" ends with Death approaching a young prince and warning him to expiate his sins for, one day, he will come for him and "clap him in the black coffin".[3]


  1. ^ "Hans Christian Andersen : The Garden of Paradise". Hans Christian Andersen Center. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  2. ^ Andersen 436
  3. ^ Wullschlager 194
Works cited
  • Andersen, Jens (2005), Hans Christian Andersen: A New Life, translated by Tiina Nunnally, New York, Woodstock, and London: Overlook Duckworth, ISBN 1-58567-737-X
  • Wullschlager, Jackie (2000), Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-91747-9

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