Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is the story of Elphaba, the title character and villain of L. Frank Baum's Oz series. It places the Witch in a new context and uses her life to explore the economic, ethical, and cultural world of Oz in the period before Dorothy's arrival from Earth. Elphaba's life is full of struggles and difficulties as she wrestles with the injustice of Oz. Eventually her life is taken in an accident caused by Dorothy.

Summary of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

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