The Story of a Nutcracker

The Story of a Nutcracker

by Alexandre Dumas


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The tale of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King was originally conceived in the early 1800s by German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, but Alexandre Dumas "borrowed" the story and created his own sweetened version which in turn directly inspired the famous Tchaikovsky ballet. This charming new translation offers a family story that everyone can enjoy. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099596059
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Vintage Children's Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 18 Years

About the 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.

KITTY ARDEN is the illustrator & designer for Prestat chocolates -- now stocked in Waterstones (as well as Libertys, John Lewis etc). Prestat are award-winning chocolatiers, by royal appointment

Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword ix

Preface 1

The Godfather Drosselmayer 9

The Christmas Tree 22

The Little Man in the Wooden Cloak 30

Things of Wonder 40

The Battle 53

The Malady 63

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