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
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maguire, Gregory
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1776-1822
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoffmann, E. T. A.
Target audience
general
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780062684387
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01277178
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01277178
  • 363939
Label
Hiddensee : a tale of the once and future Nutcracker, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780062684387
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01277178
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01277178
  • 363939

Library Locations

    • Ansley Grove LibraryBorrow it
      350 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 5C9, CA
      43.796072 -79.563568
    • Bathurst Clark Resource LibraryBorrow it
      900 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON, L4J 8C1, CA
      43.803234 -79.452439
    • Civic Centre Resource LibraryBorrow it
      2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 4W2, CA
      43.855556 -79.510614
    • Pierre Berton Resource LibraryBorrow it
      4921 Rutherford Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 1A6, CA
      43.817552 -79.595966
    • Vellore Village LibraryBorrow it
      1 Villa Royale Avenue, Vaughan, ON, L4H 2Z7, CA
      43.837478 -79.559114
Processing Feedback ...