By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas père
The unique tales at the back of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet
It wasn't until eventually the Fifties that seeing The Nutcracker at Christmastime turned an American culture. however the tale itself is far older and its unique rationale extra complicated. This eye-opening new quantity offers of the tale's earliest types, either in new translations: E.T.A. Hoffmann's Nutcracker and Mouse King (1816), during which a tender woman is whisked away to the Land of Toys to aid her lively nutcracker defeat the Mouse King, and Alexandre Dumas's 1845 version, The story of the Nutcracker, in keeping with Hoffmann's well known paintings. impossible to resist stories of magic, secret, and adolescence event, those undying delights and clean interpretations in regards to the significance of mind's eye will captivate readers of every age.