Was Hans Christian Andersen awkward?

Was Hans Christian Andersen abused?

Several biographers have suggested that he may have been a victim of sexual abuse as a child. Encouraged by his parents Andersen composed his own fairy tales and arrange puppet theatre shows. His father loved literatuire and took Andersen often to the playhouse.

Which famous children’s author was once an unwanted house guest at Dickens House?

Hans [Christian] Andersen slept in this room for five weeks – which seemed to the family AGES! So declared a note which Charles Dickens pinned up in his house at Gad’s Hill Place in Kent in July 1857, shortly after Andersen’s visit (1).

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