Series Number: 582
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Wicked
Condition: New
Read: ✓
Shelf: 8
Goodreads: Yes


Subtitle: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, The
Author: Maguire, Gregory
Binding: Softback
Cover Price: 16.00
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Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Copyright Year: 1995
Publication Year: 2000
ISBN#: 0-06-098710-3
Pages: 406
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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 be 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.