E. T. A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816) is a fairy
tale of a young girl's magical dream, filled with stories with dark
undertone. In 1844, Dumas adapted the tale as a children's story, which is
now well known as a ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipas with
Tchaikovsky's music.

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann—The Nutcracker And The Mouse King

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