When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz, we heard only Dorothy’s side of the story. Maguire tells the other side – where the witch came from, why she was wicked and what is the true nature of evil.

ISBN: 9780755331604 Author: Maguire, Gregory Publisher: Headline Review Publication Date: 11th September 2006 Imprint: Headline Review Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 495 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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 all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.

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