H.C. Andersens pen og blækhus. © Odense Bys Museer




Andersen's Selected Manuscripts

A digital documentation of Hans Christian Andersen's creative writing.

The Hans Christian Andersen Centre at the University of Southern Denmark is establishing a digital genetic edition of Andersen's longest tale, the Ice Maiden published in 1861. The edition of all the preserved manuscripts began in 2017 and will be completed in 2019. The beta version can be accessed through this link or through the menu on the left side of the screen. Click here to learn more about the extent, purpose and editorial board behind the pilot project Andersen's Selected Manuscripts (abbreviated AUH: Andersens Udvalgte Håndskrifter).

The edition is best viewed with the internet browsers Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. During the developmental phase, technical errors can occur in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and other browsers. Please excuse this inconvenience. We do take efforts to ensure compatibility across browsers.

I am working on a short story: »The Eagle's Nest«. Contrary to her usual habit my muse has paid me frequent visits on this journey (Letter from H.C. Andersen to his friend and fellow poet B.S. Ingemann, June 27, 1861)

(Jeg arbeider paa en lille Fortælling: »Ørnereden«, min Musa har, imod Sædvane, flittigt besøgt mig paa denne Reise) Brev fra H.C. Andersen til B.S. Ingemann, 27. juni 1861)

Latest news.

The project is presented at a conference in Krakow June 10-12, 2019.

An article on Andersen's writing style will be published in the leading French journal Genesis, no. 48, 2019.

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