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

Author(s): Gregory Maguire

Fiction - Fantasy

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780061350962
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperCollins
  • : July 2007
  • : 167mm X 106mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 813.54
  • : General Adult
  • : bl2007021520
  • : 560
  • : Fantasy
  • : illustrations
  • : Gregory Maguire
  • : Paperback