Shoes of Fortune, The, Hans Christian Andersen
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Shoes of Fortune, The

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Narrator: Emma Fenney

Unabridged: 1 hr 24 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 04/24/2018

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Fantasy & Magic

Synopsis

In "The Shoes of Fortune" a series of people who are dissatisfied with their lives, put on a pair of magic shoes that grants them the wishes. A civil servant who idealizes the middle ages, experiences all its inconveniences; a watchman lives the lonely life of his superior and endures a terrifying visit to the moon. The shoes pass from owner to owner until one exhausted wearer who wishes for rest and spiritual freedom, dies. Andersen concludes with a quote by Solon: "Call no man happy until he rests in his grave."

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