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

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Harper Collins, Sep 29, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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?

Gregory Maguire has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.


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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

My work book club read this for November 2007. There are 5 of us in the club and three didn't like this book. I was one of the 2 that did. I read all the Oz books as a child. However, I never thought ... Read full review

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User Review  - ainjel - LibraryThing

I liked this book, but the musical is so much better. There, I said it. I get that the book is more of an analysis of evil than the musical, but I found that the musical ties everything together in a ... Read full review

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Gregory Maguire's bestselling novels include Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and the first three books of the Wicked Years: Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Maguire lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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