A Tale of the Once and Future NutcrackerBook - 2017
In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism a migrating strain of a Hellenic mystery-cult, and ponders a profound question: how a person who is abused by life, short-changed and challenged, can access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: xi, 287 pages ; 25 cm