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In this classic and timeless story, which is one of the true classics of American literature, Dorothy and her adventures have stirred the imagination of young and old alike for generations. Considered as the first American fairy tale, L. Frank Baum c...

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Details of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Lady Valkyrie Classics)

ISBN
9781481832410
Publisher
Barnes & Noble
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
EN
Pages
128
Format
PDF, DJVU, RTF, TXT
Quality
Normal quality scanned pages
Dimensions
5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Some brief overview of this book

In this classic and timeless story, which is one of the true classics of American literature, Dorothy and her adventures have stirred the imagination of young and old alike for generations. Considered as the first American fairy tale, L. Frank Baum crafted a wonderful and imaginative story out of familiar places and characters. Dorothy will go through the adventure of a lifetime.

In the story, we follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone. Dorothy and Toto emerge in a strange and magical land called Oz. And it is at this very moment when one of the greatest and most imaginative adventures of all time begins. Dorothy will meet good and evil Witches, the Munchkins, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the mighty Wizard of Oz, and many other characters on her way through the famous yellow brick road leading to the Emerald City. Will Dorothy be able to get back home to Kansas? We shall see.

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A few words about book's author

Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of childrens 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 Janes Nieces at Work).

Biography

Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Aunt Em — where would our national psyche be without The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? L. Frank Baum, who created a story with an indelible, sometimes haunting impression on so many people, led a life that had a fairy-tale quality of its own. Baum was born in 1856 to a family that had made a fortune in the oil business. Because he had a heart condition, his parents arranged for him to be tutored privately at the family’s Syracuse estate, “Roselawn.” As an adult, though, Baum flourished and failed at a dizzying variety of ventures, from writing plays to a stint with his family’s medicinal oil business (where he produced a potion called “Baum’s Castorine”), to managing a general store, to editing the Aberdeen Pioneer in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 1897, following his mother-in-law’s advice, Baum wrote down the stories that he told his children. The firm of Way & Williams published the stories under the title Mother Goose in Prose, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, and Baum’s career as a writer was launched. With the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, Baum gained instant success. The book, lavishly produced and featuring voluptuous illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, was the bestselling children’s book of the year. It also set a new standard for children’s literature. As a commentator for the September 8, 1900 New York Times described it, “The crudeness that was characteristic of the oldtime publications...would now be enough to cause the modern child to yell with rage and vigor...” The reviewer praised the book’s sheer entertainment value (its “bright and joyous atmosphere”) and likened it to The Story of the Three Bears for its enduring value. As the film industry emerged in the following years, few books were as manifestly destined for adaptation, and although it took almost four decades for a movie studio to translate Baum’s vision to film, the 1939 film did for the movies what Baum’s book had done for children’s literature: that is, raised the imaginative and technical bar higher than it had been before. The loss of parents, the inevitable voyage toward independence, the yearning for home — in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum touched upon a child’s primal experiences while providing a rousing story of adventure. As his health declined, Baum continued the series with 14 more Oz books (his publisher commissioned more by other authors after his death), but none had quite the effect on the reading public that the first one did. Baum died from complications of a stroke in 1919.

Good To Know

Baum founded the National Association of Window Trimmers and published a magazine for the window-trimming trade – he also raised exotic chickens. Buam was married to Maud Gage, a daughter of the famous women’s rights advocate Matilda Joslyn Gage.

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