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Mirror Mirror.

by Maguire, Gregory

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New York:: Regan,, 2004. First edition thus. Paperback. Near fine. Re-telling of 'Snow White' with a cast of 16th century Borgias by the author of 'Wicked'. Upper cover consists of two leaves with cut-outs. Two cover corners lightly scuffed. Illustrated in bw woodcuts.

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E-Book Extra: “Little Snow-White” by the Brothers Grimm (read the original version of the classic fairy tale)Think you know who's the fairest of them all? Think again. Bestselling re-imaginer of classic fairy tales sets the Snow White story in Renaissance Italy, where the madly vain Lucrezia Borgia plots a dire fate for seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada (a.k.a. Snow White).A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror is set in Renaissance Italy, where Gregory Maguire draws a connection between the poison apple in the original Snow White story and the Borgia family's well-known appetite for poisoning its foes.In Mirror Mirror Snow White is called Bianca de Nevada. She is born on a farm in Tuscany in 1495, and when she is seven, her father is ordered by the duplicitous Cesare Borgia to go on a quest to reclaim the relic of the original Tree of Knowledge, a branch bearing three living apples that are thousands of years old. Bianca is left in the care of her father's farm staff and the beautiful -- and madly vain -- Lucrecia Borgia, Cesare's sister. But Lucrecia becomes jealous of her lecherous brother's interest in the growing child and plots a dire fate for Bianca in the woods below the farm. There Bianca finds herself in the home of seven dwarves -- the creators of the magic mirror -- who await the return of their brother, the eighth dwarf, long gone on a quest of his own.In the evocative style of Maguire's earlier novels, Mirror Mirror is a fresh, compelling take on a beloved classic tale.

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Bookseller
Primrose Hill Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
18620
Title
Mirror Mirror.
Author
Maguire, Gregory
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book Condition
Used - Near fine
Edition
First edition thus
Publisher
Regan,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
2004
Bookseller catalogs
Folklore and Mythology;

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