Marie's Journey. An Illustrated Gift from the Poet
The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-
Marie's Journey, a story made by Hans Christian Andersen for a little Jewish girl, Marie Henriques, spent almost 150 years in a safe and has, until now, been unknown.
Andersen had met this bright and sweet three-
In the year 1869, Andersen decided to make a grand gift for his fiancée and her family, a picture book, for which he himself cut out the pictures, wrote the texts, and then expertly bound it all together. Imbued with Andersen's brilliance and style, Marie's Journey tells a wondrous story of the adventures of little Marie and her commonsense nanny Sidse when they visit places as various as Switzerland, the British Parliament, and Constantinople.