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Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West : a novel

Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: New York, NY : ReganBooks, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fable for adults on the subject of destiny and free will by a writer of children's books. It tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. The novel traces her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Maguire
ISBN: 0060987103 9780060987107
OCLC Number: 73696487
Notes: Reader's group guide: p. 407-409.
Includes preview selection from the sequel, Son of a witch.
Description: 409, [17] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : on the Yellow Brick Road --
I. Munchkinlanders --
The root of evil --
The clock of the time dragon --
The birth of a witch --
Maladies and remedies --
The quadling glassblower --
Geographies of the seen and the unseen --
Child's play --
Darkness abroad --
II. Gillikin --
Galinda --
Bog --
The charmed circle --
III. The city of emeralds --
IV. In the Vinkus --
The voyage out --
The Jasper Gates of Kiamo Ko --
Uprisings --
V. The murder and its afterlife.
Responsibility: Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith.

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A fable for adults on the subject of destiny and free will by a writer of children's books. It tells the story of Elphaba before she became the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. The novel traces her career as nun, nurse, pro-democracy activist and animal rights defender.

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