The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Illustrated)

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Illustrated)

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 05/07/2019

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"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a Christmas Classic written in 1816, by E. T. A. Hoffmann on which the famous ballet "The Nutcracker" is based. In the story young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. The story begins on Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house. Marie, seven, and her brother, Fritz, eight, sit outside the parlor speculating about what kind of present their godfather, Drosselmeyer, who is a clockmaker and inventor, has made for them. They are at last allowed in, where they receive many splendid gifts… E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

ISBN:
9789897784446
9789897784446
Category:
Romance
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
05-07-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pandoras Box!
E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776–1822) replaced his third name, Wilhelm, with Amadeus in homage to Mozart. A towering figure of German Romanticism, Hoffmann was a composer, music critic, theater director, draftsman, and caricaturist as well as a writer. Although his stories challenged readers to free their minds from the conventions of reality, Hoffmann accepted the practical constraints of everyday life, training as a lawyer and serving as a judge.

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