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[Merged]Hans Christian Andersen's 'first work' found

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An early work by Hans Christian Andersen has been found at the bottom of a box near the Danish fairy tale writer's home city, experts say.

The Tallow Candle is a short story about a revered candle that becomes grimy and neglected until its inner beauty is recognised and ignited.

The ink-written manuscript is dedicated: "To Mme Bunkeflod, from her devoted HC Andersen".

Experts say it was probably written by the Ugly Duckling author in the 1820s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-20706230

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http://news.discovery.com/history/hans-christian-andersens-first-fairy-tale-discovered-121214.html

Titled "Tællelyset" (The Tallow Candle), the ink-written manuscript was found by local historian Esben Brage at the bottom of an archive box. Brage made the discovery in October in the historical archive on the island of Funen, where the Danish author was born.

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After reading more of this story by Hans C. Andersen, it made me think of Lumiere from "Beauty and the Beast," I see somewhat of a resemblance!

edit: Awesome discovery, I must add.

Edited by xTc i_i

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