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Wicked


General

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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Publishing

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Copyright Year: 1995
Publication Year: 2000
ISBN#: 0-06-098710-3
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Pages: 406
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Classification

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

Comments

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.