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The Annotated Wizard of Oz
     

The Annotated Wizard of Oz

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by L. Frank Baum, Michael Patrick Hearn, W. W. Denslow, Martin Gardner
 

ISBN-10: 0393049922

ISBN-13: 9780393049923

Pub. Date: 09/17/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its publication, a beautifully illustrated annotation of The Wizard of Oz, complete with an exact reproduction of the original 1900 edition.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

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its publication, a beautifully illustrated annotation of The Wizard of Oz, complete with an exact reproduction of the original 1900 edition.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A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393049923
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/2000
Series:
Annotated Books Series , #1
Edition description:
A Centennial Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
237,768
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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The Annotated Wizard of Oz 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this as a Christmas present for our daughter who is a huge Wizard of Oz fan. She absolutely loves this book--she's not very easily impressed. I strongly recommend this book for the hard to please Wizard of Oz fan on your shopping list.
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It was a very good 100th annerversiry additon. I enjoyed the extras that were included and the workmanship of the book
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like to send your imagination to far away lands filled with magical and imaginative things, the Wizard of Oz is a must. It is a great way to spark interest in a child or adult who do not normally enjoy reading. It inspired my son to read the entire Wizard of Oz series, which led to him reading entire stacks of various books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel that this book was outstanding! It told why things were named that and how everything came into place with the movie vs. the book. I never knew some of the scenes that took place until I read the book.. I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, in my own opinion, think that THE WIZARD OF OZ is a wonderful and thrilling book. I am shocked and hurt to find that people don't see this book as a novel, but as a movie made in 1939. I think that if people would open their minds and look at this book and pay attention, they would look at the book and/or the movie differently.