Annotated Wizard Of Oz: A Centennial Edition

Hardcover | March 28, 2006

byFrank L Baum, Patrick Michael HearnIllustratorW W Denslow

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 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A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.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 The Wizard of Oz, to the 1974 Broadway hit, The Wiz. A beautiful, awe-inspiring work, The Annotated Wizard of Oz is an enduring tribute to the timeless joy of The Wizard of Oz, and a classic to rival Baum's own.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 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. Thi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 10.3 × 8.8 × 1.5 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393049922

ISBN - 13:9780393049923

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 13

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I have never known or heard of an American man or woman who has started to read ?The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? and put it down without finishing it. — James Thurber

Seeing ?The Wizard of Oz? made a writer of me. — Salman Rushdie