Dimensions: 544 pages, 10.23 × 8.83 × 1.42 in
Published: March 28, 2006
Publisher: WW Norton
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393049922
ISBN - 13: 9780393049923
From the Publisher
is the quintessential American fairy tale. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world''s leading Oz scholar, now provides a fascinating new annotation that not only reacquaints readers with the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, but also illuminates the colorful background of this treasured American classic. This edition explores numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz." A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations. There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum''s published work, every notable "Oz" edition, and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939''s , to the 1974 Broadway hit, . A beautiful, awe-inspiring work, ? is an enduring tribute to the timeless joy of ?, and a classic to rival Baum''s own.
About the Author
Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is the author of more than seventy books, including Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Hunting of the Snark, and The Colossal Book of Mathematics.
“I have never known or heard of an American man or woman who has started to read ? and put it down without finishing it.”
“Seeing ? made a writer of me.”