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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. F. Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Published: 9th December 2003
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L. Frank Baum's timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, "Both Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming," and it is this same hunger that makes all of us continue to seek out the story of Oz--and be nourished by it.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the definitive first edition and includes the New York Times review of that edition as well as the original Preface by the author.

" Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-- imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life." -- Gore Vidal

Introductionp. 9
The Cyclonep. 11
The Council with The Munchkinsp. 16
How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrowp. 23
The Road Through the Forestp. 30
The Rescue of the Tin Woodmanp. 35
The Cowardly Lionp. 42
The Journey to The Great Ozp. 48
The Deadly Poppy Fieldp. 55
The Queen of the Field Micep. 63
The Guardian of the Gatesp. 69
The Wonderful Emerald City of Ozp. 76
The Search for the Wicked Witchp. 89
How the Four were Reunitedp. 102
The Winged Monkeysp. 106
The Discovery of Oz the Terriblep. 113
The Magic Art of the Great Humbugp. 122
How the Balloon was Launchedp. 126
Away to the Southp. 130
Attacked by the Fighting Treesp. 134
The Dainty China Countryp. 139
The Lion Becomes the King of Beastsp. 144
The Country of the Quadlingsp. 148
The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wishp. 152
Home Againp. 158
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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

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ISBN: 9780812970111
ISBN-10: 081297011X
Series: Modern Library
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 9th December 2003
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.17