The Nutcracker of Nuremberg by Alexandre Dumas – Illustrated with Silhouettes Cut by Else Hasselriis

This vintage book contains Alexandre Dumas’s children’s tale, “The Nutcracker of Nuremberg”.

Based on the classic Christmas story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker of Nuremberg is the magical adventure of Marie Stahlbaum’s favourite toy, the Nutcracker, who battles the nefarious Mouse King in battle and takes the reader on a wonderful adventure, into a magical land of dolls. Dumas’s version was adapted by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky into the famous ballet “The Nutcracker”.  Contents include: “Part I: The Story of the Nutcracker of Nuremburg”, “Part II: The Story of the Nut Krakatuk and the Princess Pirlipate”, and “Part III: The Story of Marie and  the King of the Toys”.

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.

Many vintage texts such as The Nutcracker of Nuremberg are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘The Nutcracker of Nuremberg’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.

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