A Wild Winter Swan

A Wild Winter Swan

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062980809

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.
Categories: Fiction

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Setting the story amid the cultural, political and artistic whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the notorious Lucrezia Borgia as the Evil Queen—Mirror Mirror will enthrall a wide array of book lovers ranging from adult fans of ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748042

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“A brilliant achievement.” —Boston Herald “Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that unearths our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy tales contain.” —Christian Science Monitor Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Land of Oz in his New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, offers a brilliant reinvention of the timeless Snow White fairy tale: Mirror Mirror. Setting his story amid the cultural, political and artistic whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the notorious Lucrezia Borgia as the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a wide array of book lovers ranging from adult fans of Harry Potter to readers of the sophisticated stories of Angela Carter.
Categories: Fiction

After Alice

After Alice

In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll's enduring tale.

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062410825

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance? In this brilliant work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself. Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is “After Alice.”
Categories: Fiction

Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister

Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister

Extreme beauty is an affliction Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061762598

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 390

Is this new land a place where magics really happen? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats.... We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among 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 exquisite looks? Extreme beauty is an affliction Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. Clara was the prettiest child, but was her life the prettiest tale? While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life. God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs.... Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other's work. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes! Far more than a mere fairy-tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places.
Categories: Fiction

Lost

Lost

“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061748668

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 834

“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.” —Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).
Categories: Fiction

The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British Islands

The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British Islands

to differ from the Mute Swan in having the tubercle at the base of the upper
mandible smaller , the legs lead colour ... During winter wild Mute Swans
frequent the coast as much as their congeners do ; and in India they haunt the
tanks and ...

Author: Charles Dixon

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044107225609

Category: Birds

Page: 468

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Categories: Birds

Matchless

Matchless

In Matchless, Maguire adds a different dimension to the story, intertwining the match girl's tale with that of a young boy, Frederik, whose own yearnings are the catalyst for a better future for himself and his family.

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061965975

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 348

With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood—and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated gift, Matchless places Andersen’s pitiful waif in the august company of Maguire’s previously re-imagined Snow White (Mirror, Mirror), Cinderella (Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister), and, of course, the Wicked Witch and other denizens of Oz.
Categories: Fiction

Wicked

Wicked

This is the book that started it all!

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061792946

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 721

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.
Categories: Fiction

A Wild Swan

A Wild Swan

The windows of spun sugar were good for a single winter, if that; the piped-on ... The house, however, was charming, in its insane and lavishly 18 A WILD SWAN.

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374712600

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 270

Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away—the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder—are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.
Categories: Fiction

The Wild fowler

The Wild fowler

I remember a herd of wild - swans taking up their quarters , during à very severe
winter , in an extensive salt - water pool , into which every tide ebbed and flowed .
The pool was a branch of a large river , bounded on all sides by private ...

Author: Henry Coleman Folkard

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510023130253

Category: Fowling

Page: 394

View: 814

Categories: Fowling

The Brides of Maracoor

The Brides of Maracoor

Ten years ago this season, Gregory Maguire wrapped up the series he began with Wicked by giving us the fourth and final volume of the Wicked Years, his elegiac Out of Oz. But “out of Oz” isn’t “gone for good.” Maguire’s new ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780063093980

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 736

Multimillion-copy bestselling author Gregory Maguire unveils the first in a three-book series spun off the iconic Wicked Years, featuring Elphaba’s granddaughter, the green-skinned Rain. Ten years ago this season, Gregory Maguire wrapped up the series he began with Wicked by giving us the fourth and final volume of the Wicked Years, his elegiac Out of Oz. But “out of Oz” isn’t “gone for good.” Maguire’s new series, Another Day, is here, twenty-five years after Wicked first flew into our lives. Volume one, The Brides of Maracoor, finds Elphaba’s granddaughter, Rain, washing ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices. As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island’s civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill? The trilogy Another Day will follow this green-skinned girl from the island outpost into the unmapped badlands of Maracoor before she learns how, and becomes ready, to turn her broom homeward, back to her family and her lover, back to Oz, which—in its beauty, suffering, mystery, injustice, and possibility—reminds us all too clearly of the troubled yet sacred terrain of our own lives.
Categories: Fiction

Wildfowl Shooting Containing Chapters on Swan and Wild Geese Shooting

Wildfowl Shooting   Containing Chapters on  Swan and Wild Geese Shooting

The Bewick is not so common a swan in England and Scotland as the whooper; but in Ireland, in some localities, itis very numerous during hard weather.

Author: Ralph P. Gallwey

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781446548684

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 22

View: 545

This early handbook is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. A concise look at swan and geese shooting that will prove of great interest to the shooting enthusiast and historian of the sport. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Game Birds and Wild Fowl Their Friends and Their Foes

Game Birds and Wild Fowl  Their Friends and Their Foes

Severe Season of 1838 , 1839 – Winter Scene on the CoastPreparations for an
Expedition to Pagham Harbour - Equipment – Irish Water Spaniel - Frozen Fish
— Arrival at the Harbour - Flocks of Waterfowl— Wild SwansObservation and
Plan ...

Author: Arthur Edward Knox

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017073370

Category: Fowling

Page: 264

View: 773

Categories: Fowling

Leaping Beauty

Leaping Beauty

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairytales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly funny author of the adult novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as of the hilarious middle–grade series, The ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061906305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 417

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairytales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliantly funny author of the adult novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as of the hilarious middle–grade series, The Hamlet Chronicles. Zany animals of all species run through these fractured tales with alarming speed and dexterity. Who would have thought that Sleeping Beauty, that most regal of all fairy– tales, could be twisted into the story of a frog with a most unusual and promising dance career? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes; and one very bad walrus.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Study Guide for William Butler Yeats s The Wild Swans at Coole

A Study Guide for William Butler Yeats s  The Wild Swans at Coole

2, edited by John Merriman and Jay Winter, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006, pp. ... Wild Swans at Coole': A Comparative Study,” in Language in India, Vol.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410347329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wild Swan

The Wild Swan

The stile at the end of the village led into a huge pasture sloping downward to the river, where a faint footpath wandered away over brownish winter grass.

Author: Margaret Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448192045

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 945

According to a sensational West End play, the Victorian children's writer, Dorothea Harding, was no dowdy maiden aunt, but the passionate participant in a torrid, tragic romance. It is the task of Roy Collins to turn the play into an equally popular film. Dorothea's descendents have only weak objections to the misuse of their relation's private past - they need money more than dignity. But Roy has misgivings, and when a set of revealing letters are discovered, he begins to feel that the truth might be more important than the story.
Categories: Fiction

Son of a Witch

Son of a Witch

In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch.

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061752513

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 300

In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape—but what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?
Categories: Fiction

Love the Wild Swan

Love the Wild Swan

... Mair Edited by David Winter and Nick Reed Living Archetypes: The selected ... of Del Loewenthal By Del Loewenthal Love the Wild Swan: The selected works ...

Author: Judith Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317354239

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 451

Love the Wild Swan is the culmination of thirty years of clinical and teaching experience, undertaken by child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist Judith Edwards. Along with new material, the book consists of previously published papers spanning Edwards’s entire career, which have been carefully selected to chart the journey that every clinician and human being makes, from babyhood to adult life. Edwards offers an example of how the evolution of meanings occur and how lifelong learning about the self and the other takes place. The book is divided into four parts, with sections on observation, clinical work, teaching theory, and links between these ideas and ongoing life in the form of the arts, through poetry, film and sculpture. Love the Wild Swan will be of interest to practitioners and clinicians, as well as appealing to anyone in the field of mental health who wishes to reflect on the nature of human development and growth.
Categories: Psychology

The Wild Sports and Natural History of the Scottish Highlands

The Wild Sports and Natural History of the Scottish Highlands

In one direction the sea is only half a mile from the lochs , and in calm winter
weather the wild fowl pass the daytime on the salt water , coming inland in the
evenings to feed . As soon as we were within sight of the lochs we saw the swans
on ...

Author: Charles St. John

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWBZWL

Category: Hunting

Page: 335

View: 585

Categories: Hunting

The Next Queen of Heaven

The Next Queen of Heaven

The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics. A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry. And a child is born. Only a modern master like Gregory Maguire could spin a tale as frantic, funny, and farcical as The Next Queen of Heaven.

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062023711

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 791

“A delight….[A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane.” —Washington Post “Reading The Next Queen of Heaven is like hanging on to the back of an out-of-control carnival ride—terrifying, thrilling, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.” —Ann Patchett New York Times bestseller Gregory Maguire—who re-imagined the land of Oz and all its fabled inhabitants in his monumental series, The Wicked Years—brings us The Next Queen of Heaven, a wildly farcical and gloriously imaginative tall tale of faith, Catholic dogma, lust, and questionable miracles on the eve of Y2K. The very bizarre and hilarious goings on in the eccentric town of Thebes make for a delightfully mad reading experience—as The Next Queen of Heaven shows off the acclaimed author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror in a brilliant new heavenly light.
Categories: Fiction