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Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker

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By: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann; Alexandre Dumas;

Language: English

Quality: Good

Genre: Classics, Fantasy,

ISBN: 9780143119715

SKU: BE500969881057

Pages: 151

Description: The original stories behind everyone's favorite Christmas ballet. It wasn't until the 1950s that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime became an American tradition. But the story itself is much older and its original intent more complex. This eye-opening new volume presents two of the tale's earliest versions, both in new translations: E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), in which a young girl is whisked away to the Land of Toys to help her animated nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 adaptation, The Tale of the Nutcracker, based on Hoffmann's popular work. Irresistible tales of magic, mystery, and childhood adventure, these timeless delights and fresh interpretations about the importance of imagination will captivate readers of all ages.