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The Wild girl, Kate Forsyth

Label
The Wild girl
Title
The Wild girl
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in the German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in the early nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy-tale scholar Willhelm Grimm. It is a time of war, tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decide to save the old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small all over the land. Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories, such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Frog King' and 'Six Swans'. As she tells them to Wilhelm, their love blossoms. Yet the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's father has other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream. Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just the stuff of fairy tales....
Summary
Henrietta Dorothea Wild's life resembles a fairy tale, albeit with no guarantee of a happy ending. One of six sisters and the daughter of an abusive apothecary, "Dortchen" comes of age as Napoleon's Grand Army invades her hometown of Hanau. Around the same time, she meets Wilhelm Grimm, a poor scholar who, with his brother Jakob, studies German folklore. Love is inevitable, but marriage may prove impossible. During their prolonged secret courtship, Dortchen shares her large repertoire of stories, including such tales as "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rumpelstiltskin." Like the author's previous novel, Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl chronicles the life of another influential yet little-known storyteller in lush, lyrical prose. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Writing style
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10184344
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Forsyth, Kate
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Grimm, Wilhelm
  • Grimm, Dortchen
  • Fairy tales
  • Storytelling
  • Storytelling
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The Wild girl, Kate Forsyth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050123570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
539 pages
Isbn
9781741668490
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
The Wild girl, Kate Forsyth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050123570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
539 pages
Isbn
9781741668490
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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