The time is the 17th century, the place Holland. But Grandfather has died; preadolescent Iris who narrates is too plain to marry, and elder sister Ruth is an ungainly simpleton scarcely able to speak. The visiting Dowager Queen of France arrives in Haarlem seeking a worthy portraitist. A thrilling and satisfying sequel to the classic. The microparticle's introduction to Earth in was the disastrous result of an American weapons research program.
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The time is the 17th century, the place Holland. But Grandfather has died; preadolescent Iris who narrates is too plain to marry, and elder sister Ruth is an ungainly simpleton scarcely able to speak. The visiting Dowager Queen of France arrives in Haarlem seeking a worthy portraitist. A thrilling and satisfying sequel to the classic. The microparticle's introduction to Earth in was the disastrous result of an American weapons research program. Before it could be contained, Andromeda killed all but two people in tiny Piedmont, Arizona; during testing after the disaster, AS-1 evolved and escaped into the atmosphere.
Project Eternal Vigilance was quickly set up to scan for any possible new outbreaks of Andromeda. Jeremy Stone from The Andromeda Strain. They must journey into the deepest part of the jungle to study and hopefully contain the dire threat that the anomaly seemingly poses to humanity.
Setting the story over the course of five days, Wilson Robopocalypse , , etc. A kicky, kinky, wildly inventive 21st-century mashup with franker language and a higher body count than Hamlet. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Retrieve credentials. Sign Up. Pub Date: Oct. No Comments Yet. More by Gregory Maguire. Pub Date: Nov. Review Posted Online: Nov.
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel by Gregory Maguire , retelling the tale of Cinderella through the eyes of one of her "ugly stepsisters. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, the plain younger daughter of Margarethe Fisher, as she takes care of her mentally challenged older sister Ruth and her beautiful stepsister Clara. Having fled from the Fens of Cambridgeshire , England to Haarlem , the Netherlands , upon her father's death, Iris is slightly at odds with the world and often contemplates the value of beauty and ugliness. While caring for her sisters and keeping the peace between Clara and Margarethe, Iris develops a painter's eye and spends time studying under a local painter known as The Master, and his apprentice, Caspar.
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CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER
The old, good stories are capable of endless revisiting and revisionism. Gregory Maguire, who has made a speciality of them, is far too canny a writer to have only one set of tricks. The Oz sequence that started with Wicked is a straightforward validation and mitigation of the Wicked Witch of the West's personality and crimes. In Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by contrast, his strategy with the Cinderella story is to show the two stepsisters of the beautiful Clara as very different from each other, and Clara herself as a passive-aggressive young woman determined to make life difficult for all around her.