The Well Told Tale

The Emperor's New Clothes

March 30, 2022 The Well Told Tale Season 1 Episode 114
The Well Told Tale
The Emperor's New Clothes
Show Notes

This week, we have another short story, a fable from master of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen. 'The Emperor's New Clothes' has become synonymous with something that isn't as good as people are claiming it to be, and it is no doubt Andersen's Tale which led this phrase to enter popular consciousness.  The story itself predates Andersen and can be traced to the 14th century, but Andersen put his own spin on it, based on his own experience of seeing King Frederick VI as a child.

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