Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? However, it is understandable that some readers might feel slighted since Maguire’s ending is not that grgory or even storybook “happy”, and the last chapter, in which he attempts to provide a brief summary uglg the fates of each character, offers very little in terms of detail. English Choose a language for shopping. Showing of reviews.

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Not that Wicked was action packed. A Lion Among Men: Iris, at first dismissed as plain, finds her own strength and beauty and, with the help of the Magguire, discovers a love of art. I found wicked a little confusing at times, and while this book has some vague times it has a very solid …more I liked this book much more than wicked.

If you’re in the mood for a very untraditional novel, this is the one for you. Iris confesions asked by Schoonmaker to be his model in a painting of wildflowers. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature from Get to Know Us.


So let my hands and my face make their way in this world, let my hungry eyes see, my tongue taste.

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The traditional story of Cinderella is started on its course when a wealthy tulip merchant commissions the painter to paint his beautiful daughter, Clara, with an equally beautiful new tulip for marketing purposes. The setting and writing was a lush and richly formed tapestry.

Eventually Clara and her sisters devise a secret plan, and the fairy tale complete with a pumpkin carriage finally comes to life. What i didn’t realise was that mmaguire fairy godmother element was removed in order to make the story seem like it could actually have happened in real life. Having fled from the Fens of CambridgeshireEngland to Haarlemthe Netherlandsupon her father’s death, Iris is slightly at odds with the world and often contemplates the gregor of beauty and ugliness.

Can old complaints be forgot? What fate befell those untouched by beauty Although it does follow the basic Cinderella outline, it is so much more than a fairytale. This novel took place in historic Holland.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second greegory. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Iris marries Caspar and paints at his side, sometimes under his name; Caspar “dutifully” cares for Ruth; and Clara eventually dies in New Amsterdam from a complaint of the heart.


She gets her due in the end.

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Don’t have a Kindle? But this book, which was excellent by the standards of fiction everywhere, fell just that tragic bit short of the extraordinary thing ab it could have been, that feeling when you read a book and it’s as if the whole thing rings like a bell, the note perfect and clear and dazzling. I’ve read confwssions couple other books by him. She dances with the prince and falls in love and then disappears.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Write a customer review. The author writes very well and very clearly. Told from the viewpoint of one of the stepsister’s this tale follows the Cinderella story in a completely different way. There was a time, long ago, when Cinderella was simply a children’s tale in which good triumphed over bad, pretty over ugly, pumpkins and mice over carriages and footmen Then through a series of events change of job, miscarriage and death Margarethe ends up married to the tulip merchant.

God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister begins in 17th-century Holland, where the two Fisher sisters and their mother have fled to escape a hostile England. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I enjoyed the painting element and was glad that Iris got to do what she loved. Anybody who has read Wicked will instantly feel right at home.