The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

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The Wild Girl isbased on a true story, one of the great untold love stories--how the Grimmbrothers discovered their famous fairy tales. It's filled with drama andpassion and takes place during the Napoleonic Wars.Dortchen Wild fell inlove with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him.Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in the early nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy nextdoor, the young and handsome fairy-tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm.It is a time of war, tyranny, and terror. Napoleon Bonapartewants to conquer all Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdomsto fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decideto save old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand andsmall all over the land.Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories--Hansel and Gretel,The Frog King, Six Swans, and others. As she tells them to Wilhelm, theirlove blossoms. But the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's fatherhas other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream.Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just thestuff of fairy tales.
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  • CD-Audio
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1481515888
  • 9781481515887

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