The Nutcracker (Hardcover)

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This elegant hardback edition with gilded page edges presents the beloved Christmas tale of The Nutcracker.

In this enchanting tale, the nutcracker doll that Marie gets for Christmas is no ordinary toy. As the clocks strike midnight on Christmas Eve, it comes to life The Nutcracker must fight the Mouse King and his armies with the help of an entire cabinet of Marie's playthings. He then whisks Marie away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

This fantastical fairy tale is a timeless classic of the Christmas season. It was later adapted by the prolific French author, Alexandre Dumas, and went on to inspire Tchaikovsky's world-famous ballet The Nutcracker.

This delightful edition features a silver embossed cover design, gilded page edges and beautiful pen and ink illustrations, making it a wonderful gift for the festive season.

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About the Author

The German romantic novelist Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (E T A) Hoffmann (1776-1822) wrote fantasy and Gothic horror, but was also a jurist, composer, music critic and artist. A number of his stories have inspired operas and ballets including Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, in which a fictionalized version of Hoffmann is the hero. Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781398820517
ISBN-10: 1398820512
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: October 30th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English