The True Story of My Life: A Sketch by Hans Christian Andersen
True Story of My Life: A Sketch
To MESSRS. MUNROE AND CO.
Gentlemen,--I take this opportunity of forwarding to you, the _proof sheets_ of the unpublished Life of Hans Christian Andersen-- translated from a copy transmitted to me for that purpose, by the Author. It is as well to state that this is the Author's Edition, he being participant in the proceeds of this work.
I remain, gentlemen,
LONDON, June 29, 1847.
THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION
THE TRUE STORY OF HER FRIEND'S LIFE
IN ADMIRATION OF HER BEAUTIFUL TALENTS
AND STILL MORE BEAUTIFUL LIFE,
No literary labor is more delightful to me than translating
This True Story of his Life will not be found the least interesting of his writings; indeed, to me it seems one of the most so. It furnishes the key, as it were, to all the rest; and the treasures which it unlocks will be found to be possessed of additional value when viewed through the medium of this introduction. It is gratifying for me to be able to state that the original Author has a personal interest in this English version of his "Life," as I have arranged with my publishers to pay Mr. Andersen a certain sum on the publication of this translation, and the same on all future editions.
The Elms, Clapton, June 26.
Andersen, Hans Christian. The True Story of My Life: A Sketch. Mary Howitt, translator. Boston: James Munroe, 1847.