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The Resource Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire

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

Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Title
Hiddensee
Title remainder
a tale of the once and future Nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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Maguire, Gregory
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Steven Crossley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1776-1822
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crossley, Steven
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
Target audience
general
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062694461
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Publisher number
UACD 7137(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01281275
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01281275
  • 363961
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062694461
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Publisher number
UACD 7137(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01281275
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01281275
  • 363961
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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