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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West


An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Barbara M

Love it, love it, love it!

by Barbara M on Jun 14, 2012

As with every book I've ever read of his, "Wicked" does not disappoint! Excellent in every way!

Mary K


by Mary K on Mar 22, 2012

Great Price! Great Delivery! Great Deal! Got all the books in the series at one time!! Happy happy me!

Sally G

Even better the second time!

by Sally G on Feb 23, 2012

I love this story! I had given my paperback copy to my daughter, but later bought both "Son of a Witch" and "Lion Among Men" in hard covers. When "Out of Oz" came out, I decided to make it 4-volume set, so ordered this copy as a replacement. I enjoyed it even more the second time through, as small unnoticed elements, which were picked up in sequels, now had more significance in "Wicked".


A must read before seeing the Play!

by Buchini on Sep 17, 2009

For anyone who grew up with the movie, this is a passionate, surprising "prequel" to the truth behind Oz and the so-called "wicked" witches involved in the politics of same.



by carriej on Aug 27, 2009

This book was soooo good!!! I loved every second of it! I really enjoyed trying to connect the dots of this story with The Wizard of Oz. I think Gregory Maguire is amazing and I can't wait to read all of this other work.

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Musical led me to the book

I managed to see the musical when it came back to the Orpheum in San Francisco, and it was a lot of fun. Reminded me a lot of Into the Woods. I wasn't that interested in reading the book at the time, but after seeing the musical, it's now on my "to read" list. Haven't heard too many good things about ... Read more

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