Hans Christian Andersen - Greece and the Orient
The world famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, this book shows that he was also a gifted and sensitive travel reporter, 1841, the Danish author went to Greece and saw before him the country of the mind. From there we went to the Orient, the home of the fairy tale. Overwhelmed, he stood before the immense Constantinople, Stamboul of the Turks. Andersen writes enthusiastically, unbiased, humorous and romantic. He was right when he stated on the journey home: Still no book has given a true picture of Greece, and from what I've seen from the Orient. Here it is! Together with 50 engravings from the 19th Century and the rousing portrayals Andersen.