Hiddensee: A Tale Of The Once And Future Nutcracker

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In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.

Gregory Maguire’s novels have been called "bewitching," "remarkable," "extraordinary," "engrossing," "amazing," and "delicious." Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked, Wonderland in After Alice and Dickensian London in Lost, Maguire now takes us to the Black Forest of Bavaria and Munich of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffman. Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier—the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s 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 a migrating strain of a Hellenic mystery-cult, and ponders a profound question: how a person who is abused by life, short-changed and challenged, can 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, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized on the eve of a winter holiday, has something precious to share.


  • 001 Hiddensee

    Duração: 33s
  • 002 Epigraph

    Duração: 01min
  • 003 Part One - Chapter 01

    Duração: 07min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duração: 02min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duração: 02min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duração: 06min
  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duração: 04min
  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duração: 11min
  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duração: 08min
  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duração: 14min
  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duração: 01min
  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duração: 02min
  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duração: 05min
  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duração: 22s
  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duração: 08min
  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duração: 03min
  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duração: 08min
  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duração: 03min
  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duração: 01min
  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duração: 04min
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