Alexandre Dumas

The Story of a Nutcracker
  • The Story of a Nutcracker

  • Alexandre Dumas

    Discover the real story behind the famous Nutcracker Christmas ballet, as told by Alexandre Dumas

    ‘How could you imagine, silly child, that this toy, which is made of cloth and wood, could possibly be alive?’

    The nutcracker doll that mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer gives to little Marie for Christmas is no ordinary toy. On Christmas Eve, as the clocks strike midnight, Marie watches as the Nutcracker and her entire cabinet of playthings come to life and boldly do battle against the evil Mouse King and his armies.
    But this is only the start of the tale.

    Read on for enchantment and transformation; enter a world by turns fantastical and sinister, a kingdom of dolls and spun-sugar palaces, and learn the true history of the brave little Nutcracker.

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.