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The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman

The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman


The story that inspired the legendary ballet, presented in a beautiful hardcover edition perfect for giving...or keeping!

Written in 1816 by the German Romantic E. T. A. Hoffmann for his children, nephews and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas. Since its publication, it has inspired hundreds of artists and adaptations, most notably the legendary ballet, scored by Russian composer Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Today, the story - and its enchanting images of sugar plums and nutcrackers, mistletoe and the Kingdom of the Dolls - continues to cast its fantastical spell on readers of all ages.

Hardback with dust jacket
96 pages
13 x 19.25 cm

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