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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) by Gregory Maguire Online



Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)

  • Title: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
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  • ISBN : 9780060987107
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 406 pages


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 ag 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.An astonishingly rich re creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn t so wicked after all Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) Reviews (31)

  • Instead of my usual griping style, we ll do this review in list form.Things That I Really Wish Gregory Maguire Had Bothered To Explain That Might Have Made Wicked Worth Reading Why Elphaba is green Why Elphaba cannot touch water The Philosophy Club which seemed to be some sort of bizarre sex club wh [..]

  • I have a confession I wanted to read this book because I saw the Broadway show, and the idea of a Broadway show based on a book based on a movie based on a political satire intrigued me I heard the book and the show were quite different, so I wanted to see the difference.The biggest difference is th [..]

  • I hated this book Maybe it was because I was expecting so much with all the hype, maybe because I thought the original idea was so great, whatever End result, I freaking hated this book This is a book that makes you want to sit down and re write it yourself because it is such a shame that such a gre [..]

  • From the first page, I couldn t put the book down I loved it And as my love for the book Wicked and the Wicked Witch of the West grew, my hatred for George Lucas grew in direct proportion How could he have gotten it so wrong I never pretended to like the new trilogy It could have been a new story It [..]

  • I ve pretty much stopped buying lunch at my work cafeteria because no matter how often the description of the day s entr e induces those salivary glands into action, the end result is always terribly disappointing The food looks like it should be good braised beef that seems savory, fresh loo [..]

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