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Story of the Nutcracker

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ISBN-10: 0486291537

ISBN-13: 9780486291536

Edition: 1996 (Abridged)

Authors: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Thea Kliros, Bob Blaisdell

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Delightful tale of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker, with all the wonderful scenes: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, and much more. Large, easy-to-read type, 30 new illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815. Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works. Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.