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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. T. A. Hoffman, E. T. A. Hoffmann Narrator: Claire Bloom Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780061143212
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A Timeless Christmas Story

E.T.A. Hoffman's magical tale of an enchanted nutcracker, an evil mouse king, and a faithful young girl has been a holiday classic for generations. Combined here with the much-loved music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, the narrated story unfolds with a bewitching blend of wonder and drama that is sure to delight time and time again.

The celebrated actress, Claire Bloom, rose to international fame after her appearance in Charles Chaplin's movie masterpiece, Limelight.

The classic tale of an enchanted nutcracker and an evil mouse king is paired with the sublime music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. A bewitching blend of wonder and drama that is sure to delight, time and time again. An ALA Notable Recording.

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About the Author

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776–1822), best know by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffman, was one of the major writers in the Romantic movement in literature. Born on January 24, 1776, in Königsberg, Prussia, he was the youngest of three children. He also was known as a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman, and caricaturist. His most famous story is “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” first published in 1816. The story inspired Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1892 ballet The Nutcracker. Hoffmann died in Berlin, Germany on June 25, 1822, at the age of 46.

About the Narrator

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll’s House, and Long Day’s Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen’s birthday honors for services to drama.