I just found a site that lets you read short stories in many languages, AND in parallel text!
Andersenstories - https://www.andersenstories.com/language.php?andersen=008=fr=da
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be spending some time there. It’s a language learner’s dream :D
PS: Oh, and it’s not just H.C.Andersen’s stories - there’s Grimm’s too!
Thanks very much for posting!
There's a grimmstories.com site that has the same format. They may very well share the same stories (haven't checked).
If the andersenstories site works like the grimmstories site, a side-by-side file can be formatted of any of the stories offered, in any two of the languages offered. Look towards the bottom of any story page where it will say "Compare two languages," or the equivalent in the page's language. (Which is probably what you mean by "AND in parallel text.")
. . . Now what we need is an aesopstories, 1001nightsstories, perraultstories, afanasyev stories, etc. But Andersen and Grimm will be plenty for language study.
This is excellent, so thank you for sharing! And surprisingly, I recognize some of these stories from when I was younger--and reading them again in another language would be very neat. :)
(Sadly, there's none for Swedish or Esperanto, so I'll stick with reading in Dutch, though even my Dutch read skills are weak.)