Hiddensee

Hiddensee

A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

Book - 2017
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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
ISBN: 9780062684387
Characteristics: xi, 287 pages ; 25 cm

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AL_SUMMER Nov 15, 2017

This retelling serves as a prequel to the Nutcracker. The story is imaginative and sometimes dark, weaving in several other fairy tales. Maguire saves the best for last in this one - if you are looking for a retelling of the Nutcracker, don't skip part three.

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