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WICKED by GREGORY MAGUIRE

Summary

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.

This special edition of the novel includes 16 pages of full- color photographs of the original Broadway production of the musical.

Having sold three-quarters of a million copies since its 1995 publication, now the novel is enjoying a second life as a big-budget Broadway musical directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. This special edition of the novel includes 16 pages of full-color photographs of the original Broadway production of the musical.

REVIEWS

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"Return to Oz, a new point of view"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted October 30, 2006

If you were able to miss the economic and political symbolism in The Wizard of Oz you won't be able to do so with Wicked. It is quite pointed. This story will not be mistaken for a children's fantasy. This is a prequel to the well known story Read more...


"OZ prequel stirs mixed emotions"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 30, 2006

Wicked by Gregory McGuire is a look behind the scenes of the Oz books. While most people will tell you it's Elphaba's (the Wicked Witch of the West) story, in truth, you don't see her POV until about 3/4 of the way through the book. Rather Read more...


 

Wicked
(Oz: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West)
by Gregory Maguire

Regan Books
March 1, 2004
ISBN #0060745908
EAN #9780060745905
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