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Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
by Gregory Maguire




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"I would recommend this book. It is very political and the themes are relevant to society now. The book is suspensful and very imaginative."
Chrystie Pridemore - Books-A-Million, Christiansburg, VA

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. "Wicked" is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

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Overview

What We're Reading Now
"I would recommend this book. It is very political and the themes are relevant to society now. The book is suspensful and very imaginative."
Chrystie Pridemore - Books-A-Million, Christiansburg, VA

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. "Wicked" is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060745905
  • ISBN-10: 0060745908
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 409
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.46 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds

Series: Wicked Years (Paperback) #1

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