The Annotated Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum (Author) Martin Gardner (Preface by)
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Product Details

Price
$39.95  $36.75
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
September 17, 2000
Pages
432
Dimensions
8.81 X 1.65 X 10.28 inches | 3.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393049923
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About the Author

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author of children's literature and pioneer of fantasy fiction. He demonstrated an active imagination and a skill for writing from a young age, and was encouraged by his father who bought him the printing press with which he began to publish several journals. Although he had a lifelong passion for theater, Baum found success with his novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), a self-described "modernized fairy tale" that led to thirteen sequels, inspired several stage and radio adaptations, and eventually, in 1939, was immortalized in the classic film starring Judy Garland.

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.
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.
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.

Reviews

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

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

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

[I]f you ever talk to anyone who has written, you'll always find a childhood in which, somewhere along the line, there's a ?Wizard of Oz.? --William Styron
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"
If you ever talk to anyone who has written, you'll always find a childhood in which, somewhere along the line, there's a ?Wizard of Oz.? --William Styron"
Seeing ?The Wizard of Oz? made a writer of me. --Salman Rushdie"