The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree

ISBN: 0060200774

ISBN 13: 9780060200770

Publication Date: October 28, 1970

Publisher: Harper & Row

Pages: 36

Format: Hardcover

Authors: Hans Christian Andersen, Nancy Ekholm Burkert, H.W. Dulken

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The tale is about a fir tree so anxious to grow up, so anxious for greater things, that he cannot appreciate living in the moment. The tale was first published 21 December 1844 with "The Snow Queen" in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.A. Reitzel. One scholar indicates that "The Fir-Tree" was the first of Andersen's fairy tales to express a deep pessimism.

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