The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

L. Frank Baum


Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as cherished part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. considering that its first e-book in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit woman over excited through a twister to the unusual and gorgeous Land of ounces has had a rare emotional effect on wide-eyed readers younger and old.

As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick street to the Emerald urban, hoping the nice and negative Wizard who lives there'll aid her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the energy of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, during which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations previous, this vintage of fable event speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.

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