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Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson

Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister
Title
Confessions of an ugly stepsister
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty ... and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks? Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life. Far more than a mere fairy-tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places
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FSM
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Maguire, Gregory
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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Sanderson, Bill
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  • Haarlem (Netherlands)
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Fairy tales
  • Stepsisters
Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Stories painted on porcelain -- The obscure child -- Marketplace -- Stories told through windows -- Looking -- Meadow -- Sitting for Schoonmaker -- Girl with wildflowers -- Half a door -- Van den Meer's household -- The imp-riddled house -- The small room of outside -- Small oils -- The masterpiece -- Rue, sage, thyme, and temper -- Reception -- Virginal -- Simples -- The girl of ashes -- Flowers for the dead -- Plague and quarantine -- The nowhere windmill -- Invitations -- A fair light on a full table -- Wind and tide -- The girl of ashes -- Finery -- Spine and chamber -- Collapses -- The gallery of God's mistakes -- Campaigns -- The gallery of God's mistakes -- Cinderella -- Van Stolk and van Antum -- The night before the ball -- The changeling -- Small magic -- Tulip and turnips -- The ball -- The medici ball -- Clarissa of Aragon -- Midnight -- A most unholy night -- The second slipper -- Epilogue: Stories written in oils
Control code
58567510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 372 p.
Isbn
9780060392826
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58567510
Label
Confessions of an ugly stepsister, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Bill Sanderson
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Stories painted on porcelain -- The obscure child -- Marketplace -- Stories told through windows -- Looking -- Meadow -- Sitting for Schoonmaker -- Girl with wildflowers -- Half a door -- Van den Meer's household -- The imp-riddled house -- The small room of outside -- Small oils -- The masterpiece -- Rue, sage, thyme, and temper -- Reception -- Virginal -- Simples -- The girl of ashes -- Flowers for the dead -- Plague and quarantine -- The nowhere windmill -- Invitations -- A fair light on a full table -- Wind and tide -- The girl of ashes -- Finery -- Spine and chamber -- Collapses -- The gallery of God's mistakes -- Campaigns -- The gallery of God's mistakes -- Cinderella -- Van Stolk and van Antum -- The night before the ball -- The changeling -- Small magic -- Tulip and turnips -- The ball -- The medici ball -- Clarissa of Aragon -- Midnight -- A most unholy night -- The second slipper -- Epilogue: Stories written in oils
Control code
58567510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 372 p.
Isbn
9780060392826
Isbn Type
(hc)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58567510

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