Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine SIGNED! [FIRST EDITION] 1997

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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


*Title page has been signed and inscribed by author Gail Carson Levine below a rather lengthy gift inscription. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.

Dust jacket has some mild shelf wear; tiny bit of creasing to rear corner; otherwise excellent.  Now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.  

Book itself is near Mint and reads like new. 

At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally." When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way. Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you'll ever read.