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Description - The Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A beloved classic comes to life with this beautifully illustrated annotated edition on the 100th anniversary of Oz. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the quintessential American fairy tale, but also one of the most controversial children's books ever published. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's leading Oz scholar, provides a spellbinding annotated edition that illuminates all of Oz's numerous contemporary references, provides fascinating 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--scrupulously reproduced to mimic their correct colors, using a different color for each region of Oz -- as well as twenty-five previously unpublished illustrations. In addition, Hearn provides an extensive bibliography, compiling Baum's published work, every notable Oz edition, and the stage and motion-picture productions from 1939's The Wizard of Oz to the 1974 Broadway smash The Wiz. The result is a classic to rival Baum's own, and a book no family's library can do without. 90 black-and-white, 56 color, and two-color illustrations throughout.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393049923
ISBN-10: 0393049922
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 226mm x 38mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum is the author of 14 Oz books, as well as many other classics of American fantasy. Michael Patrick Hearn's first Oz annotation, written when he was 21, was featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. He lives in New York City.

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