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Nutcracker and Mouse King/ The Tale of the Nutcracker (Paperback) (E. T. A. Hoffmann)

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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.

The original stories behind everyoneÂ's favorite Christmas ballet

It wasnÂ'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 taleÂ's earliest versions, both in new translations: E.T.A. HoffmannÂ'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 DumasÂ's 1845 adaptation, The Tale of the Nutcracker, based on HoffmannÂ'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.
Number of Pages: 155.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2007
TCIN: 11481478
UPC: 9780143104834
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6325

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