The Fir Tree

fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

"The Fir Tree" is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It was published with "The Snow Queen" in Copenhagen, Denmark on 21 December 1844. The story tells of a fir tree unhappy with his life in the forest. He is cut and taken to the city where he becomes a decorated Christmas tree. He is thrilled, but the excitement is shortlived. One day he is discarded.

"The Fir Tree"
Illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen
AuthorHans Christian Andersen
Genre(s)Literary fairy tale
Published inNew Fairy Tales
Publication typeFairy tale collection
PublisherC. A. Reitzel
Media typePrint
Publication date21 December 1844

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