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Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Wicked : the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West : a novel / Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith.

Maguire, Gregory, (author.). Maguire, Gregory. Son of a witch. (Added Author).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060987107
  • ISBN: 0060987103
  • Physical Description: 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : ReganBooks, 2000.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reader's group guide: p. 407-409.
Includes preview selection from the sequel, Son of a witch.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Uprising -- V. The murder and its afterlife.
Target Audience Note:
890L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.4 25 74167.
Subject: Witches > Fiction.
Oz (Imaginary place) > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 25 of 27 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camden County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 27 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden County Library District - Camdenton FF FIC MAGUIRE (Text) 31320003923377 Adult Fiction Available -

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