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Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker / Gregory Maguire.

Maguire, Gregory, (author.). Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822 Based on (work): Nussknacker und Mausek├Ânig. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780062684387
  • ISBN: 0062684388
  • Physical Description: xi, 287 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him."--Amazon.com.
Hiddensee: An island of white sandy beaches, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and pine forests north of Berlin in the Baltic Sea. Godfather Drosselmeier, a one-eyed toy maker, presents a Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. Klara is a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening... and everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share.
"Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked and to Wonderland in After Alice, Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann--the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann's mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier--the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's fairy tale ballet--who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. But Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism ties to Hellenic mystery-cults--a fascination with death and the afterlife--and ponders a profound question: How can a person who is abused by life, shortchanged and challenged, nevertheless access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless? Ultimately, Hiddensee offers a message of hope. If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress on a dark winter evening, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized, has something precious to share."--Jacket.
Subject: Fairy tales > Adaptations.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology.
FICTION / Fantasy / Historical.
Fairy tales > Adaptations.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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