The Annotated Wizard of Oz
By (author) L. Frank Baum
Notes by Michael Patrick Hearn
Illustrated by W. W. Denslow
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Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book DescriptionThe 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A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393049923
(262mm x 226mm x 38mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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UK Kirkus Review » Who has not heard of the Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy or the Scarecrow? L Frank Baum's immortal tale, on which the film was based, is 100 years old this year and adults and children worldwide show no signs of tiring it. This enchanting, annotated edition comes complete with an illustrated introduction telling the story of the book, its author and the film versions, including the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland. The text itself, a fascimilie of the 1900 edition accompanied by the original illustrations, contains fascinating and varied footnotes ranging from an eye-witness account of an actual cyclone to commentaries on Baum's attitude to violence and cruelty; fairy tale lore and references to contemporary science and politics. Beautifully produced, this is a must for anyone even faintly interested in one of the greatest stories of all time. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker best known today as the creator-along with illustrator W. W. Denslow-of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen Oz sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works, and brought several of his works to the stage and screen. His is known to his fans as "The Royal Historian of Oz." Michael Patrick Hearn has written for the New York Times, The Nation, and many other publications. His books include From the Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children's Book Illustration and The Porcelain Cat; he has edited The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Christmas Carol, and The Annotated Huckleberry Finn. Hearn lives in New York City. W. W. Denslow (1856-1915) was a prolific illustrator, cartoonist, and caricaturist, best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first of the Oz books. An editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, Denslow also illustrated his own books including Denslow's Mother Goose (1901), Denslow's Night Before Christmas (1902) and the 18-volume Denslow's Picture Books series (1903-4). The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck's Island in Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. However, he drank his money away, and he died in obscurity, of pneumonia. Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as "one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century."
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