First fairytale written by Hans Christian Anderson found

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2015-12-18 11:46:40

Experts in Denmark believe they have found the very first fairytale to have been written by Hans Christian Anderson.

The short story is called 'The Tallow Candle' and was written by Anderson as a schoolboy sometime between 1822 and 1826.

It was discovered by Danish historian Esben Brage amoungst the private archive of the Plum family and was later confirmed to have been written by Anderson.

The story has been printed in full by the Danish newspaper Politiken.

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