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Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Gregory Maguire
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061862312
ISBN-13: 9780061862311
Sku: 211280207
Publish Date: 10/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  432
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Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sisters death *Author: Maguire, Gregory *Series Title: Wicked Years *Subtitle: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a Novel *Publication Date: 2009/10/01 *Number of Pages: 409 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.50
A take-off on "The Wizard of Oz," "Wicked" describes the attempt of a witch named Elphaba to live forthrightly in a totalitarian Oz.


"I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story....Elphaba--the Wicked Witch of the West--is as scary as ever, but this time in a different way; She's undeniably human. She's us." - Wally Lamb

"A glorious frolic, a feast of language, a study of good and evil, and a massive history of the fabulous land of Oz." - Jane Langton

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"Funny and serious, pulsing with imaginative energy and encompassing political thriller and moral reflection, this is truly a fabulous novel." - Jill P. Walsh

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"Starting with the 'Wizard of Oz' material, Gregory Maguire has added greater depths and different facets, creating something altogether different and unique. It's a magnificent work, a genuine tour de force." - Lloyd Alexander

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Would that all books with this much innate consumer appeal were also this good. And vice versa." - Robert Rodi 10/29/1996

Kirkus Reviews
"[The heroine's] a captivating, funny, and perceptive look at destiny, personal responsibility, and the not-always-clashing beliefs of faith and magic." 08/15/1996

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Product attributePublisher:   William Morrow & Company
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