Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 006039384X
  • 9780060393847
  • 966,066

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"Wildly inventive...Maguire refreshes his source material capably...Every bit as good as Wicked: wicked good, in fact."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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27,521 ratings
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3 38% (10,502)
2 16% (4,465)
1 5% (1,363)
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