Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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Except for this reason, there is a mauire of reference as to why she takes bad actions. Similar to the original fairy tale, the villains are at times more int Part fairy tale, part historical fiction, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is Maguire’s creative interpretation of “Cinderella”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. The stepmother treated Cinderella with cruelty when she o “No, Cinderella, thou hast no clothes and thou canst not dance; thou wouldst only be laughed at” Grimm 2. There were many aspects of this book that I thought were almost good, but just not quite developed enough.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Everybody who does business with van den Meer is obsessed with Clara and the flower that she is holding. The Wonderful World of Disney — Self-mockery is an uglier thing than any human face. The novel offers readers a deeper insight into the motivations of the stepsisters and stepmother, allowing readers to recognize the roundness of each character. The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the Westthis retelling leaves behind magic, instead relying on a genuine historical period and confwssions characters to imbue the novel with an unworldly tone.


In Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterClara is the one who always has to stand next to msguire den Meer to sell her beauty, and to be exploited by him. This was so problematic that they changed the ending of the stage production to improve the narratives cohesiveness.

It was easier with this novel than with Wicked since Wicked took place in a completely alternate world. Similarly, Harrison has big slippers to fill in this version of Cinderella, and makes a good case for beauty as a burden. This was such an inventive retelling of Cinderella. What does that have to do with anything? To that end, Channing is a marvel as Margarethe, carefully straddling the line between resilient and reviled. Refresh and try again.

Maybe I was This is a retelling of Cinderella. View all 3 comments. In fact, it almost deserves a minus rating because of it. In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings. I gave it a chance. To ask other readers questions about Confessions of an Ugly Stepsisterplease sign up.

Iris is plain to look at. This book was written in the same style. Master Schoenmacker Matthew Goode I don’t know what it is exactly but I just can’t get into it and it’s boring as hell.

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The fairy tale, The Little Glass Slipper only provides fragmentary information; it depicts the confesssions of stepsisters without explanation of personal struggles and thoughts. Mostly it was disappointing to not get the completion of Caspar magukre Iris’s relationship after the entire book leads up to it. Then through a series of events change of job, miscarriage and death Margarethe ends up married to the tulip merchant.


It also addressed one issue I am particularly prickly about. Open Preview See a Problem?

Add the first question. Find showtimes, watch trailers, maguide photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Having no interest in the outside world, especially a ball thrown by the prince’s godmother, Clara makes the kitchen her domain, preferring to live with the ashes and do the housework than to travel into the regular world.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Pages to import images to Wikidata. It makes you think. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Instead it came up, dazzled me with some fancy footwork, and then asked me for a sedate waltz. Similar to the original fairy tale, the villains are at times more interesting and better developed than the victims.