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Titre : Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Éditeur : Regan (HarperCollins)
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The second book by the author of WICKED, a re-telling of the Cinderella story from the point of view of the stepsister. Fine/Fine. Signed by Maguire on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 71959
We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave amongst 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 looks?
Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who is swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path 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, 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, this is a novel of beauty and betrayal, reminding us that deception can be unearthed - and love unveiled - in the most unexpected of places.
"[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.'"
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