The Annotated Wizard Of Oz

The Annotated Wizard Of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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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to mimic their correct colors, using a different color for each region of Oz -- as well as twenty-five previously unpublished illustrations.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.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2000
Edition: Centennial ed
ISBN: 9780393049923
Branch Call Number: 813.4
Characteristics: cii, 396 pages :,illustrations (some color), color maps ;,27 cm


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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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