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The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

By Gregory Maguire

ReganBooks, Paperback, 9780060745905, 409pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2004

This is the book that started it all The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times "bestseller Wicked "views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked" offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn t nearly as Wicked "as we imagined.