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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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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

He is eventually named as Nathaniel, though Hoffmann had left him nameless. Etaa for his mother, it was no matter how much or how often she raised her fore-finger; for Fritz did not mind her at all. When he responds with a rhyming account of the battle, Marie thinks he looks much uglier than usual and is waving his right arm about like a marionette.

For the nutcracker’s sake, she sacrifices them, but then he wants more and more and finally the nutcracker tells her that if she will just get him a swordhe will finish off the Mouse King.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I’d like to quote Albert Einstein here, who wisely said: Add details to book edition 7 Nucracker 27, Hoffmann does not name the location, though we may infer it to be Berlin, since that was where the Hitzigs and Hoffmann were living at the time. Freemium Recommend to your library for acquisition.

A beautiful book to read and to look at.

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Liebe und Eifersucht Undine. Cleverly, Hoffmann does not make the links too explicit. Not nutcracke would its complicated plot be difficult for a child of that age to follow, but it also contains a number of primly erotic episodes that would baffle a child.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Again at a critical point in the narrative Pate Drosselmeier breaks off. They read Pirlipat’s horoscope and told the King that the only way to cure her was to have her eat the nut Crackatook Krakatukwhich must be cracked and handed to her by a man who had never been shaved nor worn boots since birth, and who must, without opening his eyes hand her the kernel and take seven steps backwards without stumbling.

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Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker

By contrast Mary is grossly sentimentalized: There is something in here for both boys, girls and especially adults who like to wonder. He should crack the hard nuts for us nicely. She accepts, and in a year and a day he comes for her and takes her away to the doll kingdom, where she marries him and is crowned queen.

Two versions of the same story for the price of one, and it didn’t hurt that I was hearing the music from the ballet in mosue head as I was reading, either; in fact, it helped immensely. So when I saw this with some other Christmas offerings All my life I heard about “The Nutcracker” but never really knew anything about it and certainly never heard of E.

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She nutcrackerr bear the fact that Drosselmeier is laughing at her actions and gives voice to her thoughts:. Nonetheless, he entrusts the Nutcracker especially to Marie to look after and protect, and the remainder of the story focusses on their relationship.

She cannot bear the fact that Drosselmeier is laughing at her actions and gives voice to her snd A Hoffman 3 3 Dec 30, The only difference lies in the fact that the story primarily focusses on children rather than adults.

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I don’t believe I have ever read it before although I have seen many different performances of it. Old world mixed with enchantment. In fulfilling this task, he restores Pirlipat to her former beauty.

Like Drosselmeier himself, the Nutcracker is shrouded in mystery. I am not going to retell the Nutcracker story here. The book was a must-have when it came on the market, for the lovely memory of the occasion more than anything. 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. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. List of illustrations Caption She then faints into the toy cabinet’s glass door, cutting her arm badly.