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The wild girl, Kate Forsyth

Label
The wild girl
Title
The wild girl
Statement of responsibility
Kate Forsyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dortchen Wild lives in the small German kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early 19th century. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the handsome but very poor fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror: Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hesse-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and his brothers quietly rebel by preserving old half-forgotten tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's famous fairy tale collection, their love blossoms"--Amazon.com
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
Tone
Writing style
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10184344
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Forsyth, Kate
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.F59
LC item number
W55 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimm, Wilhelm
  • Storytelling
  • Fairy tales
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hesse-Kassel
Target audience
adult
Label
The wild girl, Kate Forsyth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
gcl00010018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047540
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015011780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)905970285
Label
The wild girl, Kate Forsyth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
gcl00010018
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S edition.
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9781250047540
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015011780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)905970285

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