Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

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Author: Gregory Maguire


MAGUIRE, Gregory. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Illustrations by Bill Sanderson. [NY]: Harper Collins [1999]. 8vo, xvi 368pp. Full-color pictorial boards. 5 b&w full-page illustrations. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, Gregory Maguire, with a drawing of a pumpkin.

First Edition. Gregory Maguire's chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, cruelty and charity--each idea is stripped of its ethical trappings, smashed up against its opposite number, and laid bare for our examination.