The Fir Tree

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"The Fir Tree"
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Illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen
Author Hans Christian Andersen
Country Denmark
Language Danish
Genre(s) Literary fairy tale
Published in New Fairy Tales
Publication type Fairy tale collection
Publisher C. A. Reitzel
Media type Print
Publication date 21 December 1844

"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.

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