From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of
an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the
Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a
Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a
beloved classic, is the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway
musical of the same name. Maguire has lectured on art, literature,
and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near
About the Book
This "New York Times" bestseller--the basis of the Tony Award]-winning musical "Wicked"--introduces Elphaba, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West in Oz. Now, her side of the story is told.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: September 6, 2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0061350966
ISBN - 13: 9780061350962