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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant. Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant’s stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter. When the merchant’s wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born. Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire’s vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after.

Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant. Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant’s stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter. When the merchant’s wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born. Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire’s vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after.
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Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant. Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant’s stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter. When the merchant’s wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born. Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire’s vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenny Sterlin

Length:

12h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

40:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

37:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

49:22