Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
“[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.”—Boston Herald“[An] arresting hybrid of mystery, fairy tale, and historical novel.”—Detroit Free Press“A tale so movingly told that you will say at the end of the first reading, ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this good.’” —Nashville... show more
“[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.”—Boston Herald“[An] arresting hybrid of mystery, fairy tale, and historical novel.”—Detroit Free Press“A tale so movingly told that you will say at the end of the first reading, ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this good.’” —Nashville Tennessean Gregory Maguire proves himself to be “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews) with Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, his ingenious and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella fairy tale. Perhaps best known for his dark and breathtaking Oz series The Wicked Years—including the novel Wicked, which inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical—Maguire is a master at upending the ordinary to help us see the familiar in a brilliant new light.
Publish date: October 3rd 2000
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
This is one of the best Maguire books I've read, right up there with the first couple Oz retellings (I only read the first two but heard the later ones weren't as good.)Similar to "Mirror, Mirror," Maguire places the story of Cinderella within a firm historical time and place -- Holland at the start...
Rating: To ComeThank you to the publisher for hosting this book as a Goodreads giveaway, which I am excited to have won!I am so excited to read this retelling for the classic Cinderella. Growing up, I'm 19 now, I loved Cinderella, probably my favorite Disney princess. She just had a humble way abo...
I can vaguely remember watching a TV movie adaptation of this when I was a young girl. Due to my limited memory of this movie, I had no idea what to expect with the book, and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to get through it. First, I like how most of the focus of wrongdoing was...
I really like this version.
Actually 3.5 stars--I demand half-stars, dammit!I think I liked this. I found it less powerful than Wicked, but probably more likely to please a general audience: it has more warmth and redemption, less politics and religion, and no sex. It’s sad, but not nihilistic. It covers a much shorter time pe...