The Annotated Wizard of Oz
With a Preface by Martin Gardner
The "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is the quintessential American fairy tale, but it is also a controversial children's book.
This annoted edition illuminates the 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A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.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".
- September 2000
- 8.9 × 10.3 in
/ 544 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Also by Michael Patrick Hearn