Let the holiday revelry begin with The Nutcracker and Other Christmas Tales, a deluxe treasury that celebrates the Christmas season and the warm tidings that we associate with it. It features 10 heartwarming holiday stories including the title tale, Alexander Dumas’s renowned rendering of the E. T. A. Hoffmann original that inspired the beloved ballet. The contents also includes works by Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and L. Frank Baum, as well as the full text of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, which helped to establish the Christmas holiday as we celebrate it today. The entire book features full-color artwork from the Golden Age of Illustration.
In addition, the collection includes a dozen poems, led by Clement Clark Moore’s famous account of the night before Christmas, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”
The Nutcracker and Other Christmas Tales is one of Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world’s greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.