Little Mermaid Collection
A collection of fairy tales is not complete without the works of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen's life mirrored the likes of a fairy tale in many ways. He was one of the most honored men of this time that came out of his early life of poverty and hardship. He wrote more than 160 fairy tales, including "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid," and they are all still regarded as literary classics that are enjoyed by children and adults alike. Contrary to popular belief, "The Little Mermaid," a tale of a mermaid that falls in love with a human and wishes to become a human is not just that. It does not even end so happily. It is a story of love, of course, but it is definitely not a love story. It is a story of longing and yearning, and an unfulfilled hope.