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The Resource Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith

Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith

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Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel
Title
Wicked
Title remainder
the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Born with green skin and huge teeth, like a dragon, the free-spirited Elphaba grows up to be an anti-totalitarian agitator, an animal-rights activist, a nun, then a nurse who tends the dying?and, ultimately, the headstrong Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. Maguire's strange and imaginative postmodernist fable uses L. Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a springboard to create a tense realm inhabited by humans, talking animals (a rhino librarian, a goat physician), Munchkinlanders, dwarves and various tribes. The Wizard of Oz, emperor of this dystopian dictatorship, promotes Industrial Modern architecture and restricts animals' right to freedom of travel; his holy book is an ancient manuscript of magic that was clairvoyantly located by Madam Blavatsky 40 years earlier. Much of the narrative concerns Elphaba's troubled youth (she is raised by a giddy alcoholic mother and a hermitlike minister father who transmits to her his habits of loathing and self-hatred) and with her student years. Dorothy appears only near novel's end, as her house crash-lands on Elphaba's sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, in an accident that sets Elphaba on the trail of the girl from Kansas as well as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Lion and her fabulous new shoes
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Summary
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death
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Character
Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
042387
Cataloging source
TXN
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3563.A3535
LC item number
W5 2000x
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wicked years
Series volume
#1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel
Label
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48527936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780060987107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48527936
  • (Sirsi) a1409153
Label
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel, Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48527936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780060987107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48527936
  • (Sirsi) a1409153

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