The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Author Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN-10 9781465613547
Year 2016-12-28
Language en
Publisher Library of Alexandria

You must attend to the commencement of this story, for when we get to the end we shall know more than we do now about a very wicked hobgoblin; he was one of the very worst, for he was a real demon. One day, when he was in a merry mood, he made a looking-glass which had the power of making everything good or beautiful that was reflected in it almost shrink to nothing, while everything that was worthless and bad looked increased in size and worse than ever. The most lovely landscapes appeared like boiled spinach, and the people became hideous, and looked as if they stood on their heads and had no bodies. Their countenances were so distorted that no one could recognize them, and even one freckle on the face appeared to spread over the whole of the nose and mouth. The demon said this was very amusing. When a good or pious thought passed through the mind of any one it was misrepresented in the glass; and then how the demon laughed at his cunning invention. All who went to the demon's school- for he kept a school- talked everywhere of the wonders they had seen, and declared that people could now, for the first time, see what the world and mankind were really like. They carried the glass about everywhere, till at last there was not a land nor a people who had not been looked at through this distorted mirror. They wanted even to fly with it up to heaven to see the angels, but the higher they flew the more slippery the glass became, and they could scarcely hold it, till at last it slipped from their hands, fell to the earth, and was broken into millions of pieces. But now the looking-glass caused more unhappiness than ever, for some of the fragments were not so large as a grain of sand, and they flew about the world into every country. When one of these tiny atoms flew into a person's eye, it stuck there unknown to him, and from that moment he saw everything through a distorted medium, or could see only the worst side of what he looked at, for even the smallest fragment retained the same power which had belonged to the whole mirror. Some few persons even got a fragment of the looking-glass in their hearts, and this was very terrible, for their hearts became cold like a lump of ice. A few of the pieces were so large that they could be used as window-panes; it would have been a sad thing to look at our friends through them. Other pieces were made into spectacles; this was dreadful for those who wore them, for they could see nothing either rightly or justly. At all this the wicked demon laughed till his sides shook- it tickled him so to see the mischief he had done. There were still a number of these little fragments of glass floating about in the air, and now you shall hear what happened with one of them.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Author Michael Cunningham
ISBN-10 9780374710347
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A darkly luminous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours Michael Cunningham's luminous novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions—or in God—but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon. Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul. The Snow Queen, beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, proves again that Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation.

The Kiss of the Snow Queen

The Kiss of the Snow Queen Author Wolfgang Lederer
ISBN-10 0520071905
Year 1986
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

"A fascinating, well-argued, in-depth analysis . . . drawing ingeniously on biographical details of Andersen's life. A pleasure to read, the book is interesting even to those who care nothing about Hans Christian Andersen or literary fairy tales. The issues in question are important ones for the development of male and female identities in the western world."--Alan Dundes, University of California, Berkeley

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Author Mercedes Lackey
ISBN-10 9781426827419
Year 2009-02-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher LUNA

Aleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights, is mysterious, beautiful and widely known to have a heart of ice. But when she's falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages, she realizes there's an impostor out there far more heartless than she could ever be. And when a young warrior disappears, Aleksia's powers are needed as never before. Now, on a journey through a realm of perpetual winter, it will take all her skills, a mother's faith and a little magic to face down an enemy more formidable than any she has ever known….

The Palace of the Snow Queen

The Palace of the Snow Queen Author Barbara Sjoholm
ISBN-10 1593761597
Year 2007-01
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Counterpoint

Frequent traveller to Scandinavia, Barbara Sjoholm set off one winter to explore a region that had long intrigued her: The Palace of the Snow Queen is the result of Sjoholm's travels in Lapland, starting with her visit to Kiruna, Sweden, to observe the construction of the Ice Hotel. Over the course of three winters in the North, she met ice artists and snow architects, reindeer herders, and Sami writers and activists. Throughout The Palace of the Snow Queen, Sjoholm provides a deeply moving look at the people of Kiruna and the Sami's struggle to maintain their grazing lands and migration routes in the face of tourism, while focusing on the various political and ideological changes occurring within this icy region. Ultimately, Sjoholm contemplates the tensions between contemporary tourism and traditional culture, and delivers a powerful travel narrative of this comparatively little-known region of Europe.

The Secrets of the Snow Queen

The Secrets of the Snow Queen Author Ruth Matlow Asher
ISBN-10 9781496921659
Year 2014-06-28
Pages 38
Language en
Publisher Author House

Why does the Snow Queen capture Kai and take him to her Ice Palace? Who helps Gerda find Kai? What are the secrets the Snow Queen keeps from Kai in her frozen heart? Why is this story called an Eco Tale? Is this the end or the beginning of the Snow Queen?

The Snow Queen In English and Spanish Bilingual Edition

The Snow Queen In English and Spanish  Bilingual Edition Author Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN-10 9781629172118
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher KidLit-O Press

Hans Christian Andersen fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This is a retelling of one of Anderson’s most beloved stories: The Snow Queen. This book is also available as a larger anthology with even more Andersen stories. KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here!

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Author Adrian Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781849436410
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books

A celebrated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of friendship and loyalty. Gerda and Kai are faithful companions until one day Kai is snatched away by the wicked Snow Queen. Gerda sets out across the frozen wastes to rescue her friend. During her treacherous journey she encounters many strange and wonderful characters: some of them try to stop her finding Kai, and others help her on her way.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Author Alana Albertson
ISBN-10 9780989624343
Year 2017-04-10
Pages 67
Language en
Publisher Bolero Books, LLC (new account)

Who's Haunting America's Favorite Ballet? Five years ago, Cambridge Ballet's Sugar Plum Fairy vanished after performing The Nutcracker. Despite extensive searches, no traces of her, besides her ballet slippers, were ever found. Every year since, another member of the cast has gone missing after closing night: the Mouse King, an Arabian Dancer, The Dew Drop Fairy, a Flower. Eighteen-year-old Nieves Alba, who played Clara in the first ill-fated performance, is now cast as the Snow Queen. On closing night, every police officer in Boston surrounds the theater, determined to catch the perpetrator whom they’ve dubbed “The Nutcracker.” Can Nieves break the curse or will she be the next victim of America's favorite ballet?

With the Snow Queen

With the Snow Queen Author Joanne Greenberg
ISBN-10 1559701102
Year 1991
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher Arcade Publishing

Includes the title novella, a futuristic tale of time travel and reliving one's life, as well as twelve stories

Tangled Up In Blue

Tangled Up In Blue Author Joan D. Vinge
ISBN-10 9781466829794
Year 2001-10-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Tor Books

Joan D. Vinge returns to Tiamat, the world of her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its bestselling sequel The Summer Queen. Set during the time of The Snow Queen, BZ Gundhalinu is a by-the-book "Blue" on the trail of high corruption within the force. When a police raid goes horribly awry, BZ finds himself teamed up with Nyx LaisTree, a hard-nosed cop with no respect for the rules, and Devony Seaward, a beautiful hooker with a heart of gold. Together these three must fight the corruption of Tiamat and try to expose it before they all end up dead. This novel marks the exciting return to the much-loved Snow Queen Universe. While taking place during events in The Snow Queen, this novel is a stand-alone masterpiece of noir suspense--taking a story you think you know, and showing you just how deep and vast the waters really run. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.