The Annotated Wizard of Oz

The Annotated Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Book - 2000
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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A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.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.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c2000.
Edition: Centennial edition
ISBN: 9780393049923
0393049922
Branch Call Number: BAUM L
Characteristics: cii, 396 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.

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2004 Read Across Lawrence selection. This book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the fantastic tale in the original late 19th century context. The illustrations are fascinating!

This book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the fantastic tale in the original late 19th century context. The illustrations are fascinating! 2004 Read Across Lawrence selection.


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AdrienneC
Aug 02, 2005

You''ve never seen THE WIZARD OF OZ like this! Published in 2000 to celebrate the book''s centennial, THE ANNOTATED WIZARD OF OZ is a masterful work, with the original text and illustrations augmented with an introduction of over 100 pages and extensive footnotes detailing the story''s minutiae. Cross-references to the other Oz books and the 1939 MGM film, facts and figures about the author''s life and times, in-jokes, info on the illustrator and his works, and obscure (and not-so-obscure) references abound. Knowing the details only adds to the reader''s enjoyment and understanding of this classic children''s book.

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