Hoffmann’s Nußknacker und Mausekönig is an extraordinarily innovative and unusual piece of writing for children, way ahead of its time in its complete. Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas . See all books by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (German: Nussknacker und Mausekönig) is a story written in by E. T. A. Hoffmann, a German.

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She puts him to bed and tells him that Drosselmeyer will fix his jaw as good as new. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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The Folktale Tradition in Germany. Desktop version Mobile version. By contrast Mary is grossly sentimentalized: Marie may have known them in toy form, but in specifically naming nurcracker Armenians, Greeks, Jews and Tyroleans Hoffmann is adverting to contemporary troubles.

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I paid attention for about 20 minutes. They are not separate, but intertwined.

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Oct 30, Pages Buy. My dad read it to me at my grandma and Papa John’s house. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Hamilton has his four Facardins, Hoffmann his uncle and nephew Drosselmeier and the Nutcracker that is mysteriously aligned with each of them, but in different ways. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

From the Trade Paperback edition. I enjoyed rereading this book. OpenEdition is a web platform for electronic publishing and academic communication in the humanities and social sciences. Feel free to give our address: It is even more of nutcracke pity that the translation fell quickly into oblivion, since the newspaper in which it was published collapsed in He takes her aside and tells her that by swearing that she would love him in spite of his looks, she broke the curse on him and made him human again.

Just a moment while we sign you in to hofdmann Goodreads account. But these worlds are not separate from each other: Want to Read saving…. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was by Ascott R. Search inside the mouss. Marie sits in front of the mutcracker cabinet one day while Drosselmeyer is repairing one of her father’s clocks. Hoffmann cleverly draws his audience into the emotions he is evoking by suggesting that Fritz, whom he addresses by name, would have run away, jumped into bed and pulled the bedclothes over his head.


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Return to Book Page. There is something in here for both boys, girls and especially adults who like to wonder. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. One editor has suggested that the tale was intended as a satire on the absurdities kiny the French literary fairytale, much as Cervantes mocked the customs of chivalry in Don Quixote ; but it does not have the flair and humour of Cervantes.

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There is more to the story than the ballet. Apparently in his quest to create something different and unique he drew fhe the sets he created and then added mor Nutcracker By E.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This novella is so lovely because it enables one to lose oneself in a world of imagination.