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
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of Oz -- as well as twenty-five previously unpublished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
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