Wicked

Wicked

The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West : A Novel

Book - 1995 | First ed.
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The novel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. 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.
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, c1995.
Edition: First ed.
Branch Call Number: FANTASY
Characteristics: 406 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
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Series Volume: 1.
Notes: Identical map on lining papers.

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The Wicked Witch of the West's backstory explores how she came to be so wicked. Or was she? A truly wonderful read that ponders the subjectivity of good and evil, while also touches on politics, romance, humour, magic, and religion. A definite must read if you are a fan of the Wizard of Oz realm... Read More »

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GailCCL Feb 13, 2017

As a foreign land is plagued by political turmoil and Animal cruelty, a misunderstood outcast fights to right the wrongs. Will she succeed, or will she just be seen as wicked?

Does what it says on the tin! A 'Wizard of Oz' story, focusing on Elphaba, the girl who will become the Wicked Witch of the West. Quite different to the Broadway Musical!


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GailCCL Feb 13, 2017

As a foreign land is plagued by political turmoil and Animal cruelty, a misunderstood outcast fights to right the wrongs. Will she succeed, or will she just be seen as wicked?

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