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Nutcracker and Mouse-King  (1853) 
by E. T. A. Hoffmann, translated by Mrs. St. Simon

"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" (German: Nussknacker und Mausekönig) is a story written in 1816 by Prussian author E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. In 1892, the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas's adaptation of the story into the ballet The Nutcracker.

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NUTCRACKER AND MOUSE-KING.

TRANSLATED

FROM THE GERMAN OF HOFFMAN,

BY
MRS. ST. SIMON.

With Illustrations on Wood.

NEW-YORK:
D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 200 BROADWAY.
1853.

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THE NUT-CRACKER


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

D. APPLETON & CO.,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York.



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