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How Hans Christian Andersen Ruined His Friendship With Charles Dickens — A Thread

Charles Dickens was one of the greatest writers in English literature, so you could imagine the excitement aspiring writers feel at the chance of meeting him.

Comedian Dana Schwartz tweeted a short story about the time Hans Christian Andersen showed. up as a guest at Charles Dickens’s house and ruined his life for a month straight.

It started with Hans fanboying over his idol Charles Dickens and ends with him ruining his friendship with Dickens.

Here’s the story: