Mirror Mirror: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
57 Reviews

“A brilliant achievement.”

—Boston Herald


“Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that unearths our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy tales contain.”
—Christian Science Monitor


Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Land of Oz in his New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, offers a brilliant reinvention of the timeless Snow White fairy tale: Mirror Mirror. Setting his story amid the cultural, political and artistic whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the notorious Lucrezia Borgia as the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a wide array of book lovers ranging from adult fans of Harry Potter to readers of the sophisticated stories of Angela Carter.

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

Brilliant and very creative re-positioning of the story of Snow White, with Lucrezia Borgia as the evil "mother substitute", political intrigue and very different dwarfs who, by the way, own the magic mirror. Loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - mfdavis - LibraryThing

I generally don't like my fairy tales messed with, but this was pretty well done. Lucrezia Borgia is cast as the vain, evil guardian of Snow White (here named Bianca de Nevada), which probably fits ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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