The basis for one of the most famous ballets in the world, this magical Christmas classic is presented along with one of Hoffman's lesser-known tales
E. T. A. Hoffmann8217;s famous tale may seem almost overly familiar as the inspiration for Tchaikovsky8217;s equally famous ballet (in fact based on a French retelling of Hoffmann8217;s original German tale). However, its translation is rarely ever160;entire. This edition displays the full range of Hoffmann8217;s quirky powers of invention. Here is the whole text160;together with another less known160;tale, "The Strange Child," in which Felix and Christlieb, the son and daughter of country gentleman Sir Thaddeus, meet a child in the woods. To Felix their new playmate appears a boy, to Christlieb another little girl. They are not the first of their family to have met the strange child.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Science Fiction + Fantasy