Discover the real story of the Nutcracker as told by Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas (Author) Alexandre Dumas was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844), The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After(1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.
A family story that everyone can enjoy * Guardian *
For all its darkness, [The Nutcracker] appeals to parents and their children because it's like one of those glowing glass globes that you can shake and see the snow swirl. It's a dream bubble, a vision of middle-class happiness and fantasy that precedes the Russian Revolution and all the horrors of the last century and this one. That world may have faded, but it is still our sweetest dream * New York Times *
An enduring Christmas classic * Daily Telegraph *
Like Hansel And Gretel, The Nutcracker is a slightly dark story, but it s also magical...a world of childhood imagination * Glasgow Herald *