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Wicked (1995) [Novel]
by Gregory Maguire Rating: Weighted - 6.8 / Average - 6.8 of 10 (28 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 5 (show them) Review!

Series: Wicked Years, the
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasy

Edition #1: Wicked

Wicked (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Amazing novel." John Updike
  • "A staggering feat of wordcraft... [Maguire] has created... one of the great heroines in fantasy literature." Los Angeles Times
  • "Gregory Maguire's shrewdly imagined first novel... is part fantasy thriller, part psychological study, part political cautionary tale. It's all fascinating. And it's impossible to deny the magic of Gregory Maguire's prose." New York Newsday
  • "I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story." Wally Lamb
  • "Save a place on the shelf between ALICE and THE HOBBIT -- that spot is well deserved." Kirkus Reviews
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Wicked (1995)

ISBN: 0060987103

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