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Nutcracker

Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann   Series: Penguin Christmas Classics

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Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of German Romanticism for his children, nephews, and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas.

Captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas. This book features 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.

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Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of German Romanticism for his children, nephews, and nieces, The Nutcracker captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas.

Captures better than any other story a child's wonder at Christmas. This book features 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.

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Written in 1816 by one of the leaders of the German Romantic Movement for his children. 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 Alexander Dumas pSre's fable of the same name and the legendary ballet, scored by Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Today the Nutcracker continues to influence the magic of Christmas from sugar plums to mistletoe, the power of the story continues to cast a spell on readers.

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Critic Reviews

“"For lit nerds and loved ones who are notoriously hard to shop for, you can't go wrong with these festively bound classics. . . . Their size makes them perfectly stocking-stuffable." - Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List"”

"For lit nerds and loved ones who are notoriously hard to shop for, you can't go wrong with these festively bound classics. . . . Their size makes them perfectly stocking-stuffable." --Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List" "Leave it to the folks at Penguin--who gave us Gothed-out editions of horror classics for Halloween--to package these . . . slim Yuletide-themed volumes." --Newsday, "Best Books to Give as Holiday Gifts"

"Remember how Christmas was celebrated before Black Friday with these 19th-century authors, in small uniform volumes wrapped in pretty jackets." --USA Today, "Holiday Gift Books So Pretty, No Need to Wrap"

"Beautifully designed." --The Washington Post

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About the Author

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was one of the major figures of European Romanticism, specializing in tales of the fantastical and uncanny. He was also a music critic, jurist, composer and caricaturist. His Tales of Hoffmann, available in Penguin Classics, includes such masterpieces as 'Mademoiselle de Scudery', one of the earliest example of crime fiction, and Hoffmann's terrifying version of 'The Sandman'. Joachim Neugroschel won three PEN translation awards and the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. He translated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, among other works, for Penguin Classics.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Penguin Classics
Published
6th November 2014
Pages
96
ISBN
9780143122500
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