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How Guest Hans Christian Andersen Destroyed His Friendship With Dickens

Letters by Charles Dickens (pictured) sold at auction revealed his displeasure at hosting Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

It was not, to say the least, a successful visit. The burgeoning friendship between a pair of literary stars, Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Andersen, had looked set to last. But it could not survive an overlong stay by the Danish author at the British novelist’s family home in Kent. Just how bad things became, on one side at least, has been revealed by a surprisingly frank letter sold at auction on Saturday.

Full The Guardian article HERE
Tags: charles dickens, hans christian andersen
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