The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1998 - Fiction - 432 pages
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This fully annotated volume collects three of Baum's fourteen Oz novels in which he developed his utopian vision and which garnered an immense and loyal following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a host of other characters. The Emerald City of Oz (1910) finds Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to Oz just as the wicked Nome King is plotting to conquer its people. In Baum's final novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma try to prevent a battle between the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping into a deeply rooted desire in himself and his loyal readers to live in a peaceful country which values the sharing of talents and gifts, Baum's imaginative creation, like all great utopian literature, holds out the possibility for change. Also included is a selection of the original illustrations by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.

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I've always loved to read books full of fantasies so I read this book, The Wizard of Oz, over the winter break. As the title of the book, the story itself was wonderful with very different characters and plots. Read full review


Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
The Cyclone
The Council with the Munchkins
How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
The Road Through the Forest
The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
How They Came to Bunbury
How Ozma Looked into the Magic Picture
How Bunnybury Welcomed the Strangers
How Dorothy Lunched With a King
How the King Changed His Mind
How the Wizard Found Dorothy
How They Encountered the Flutterbudgets
How the Tin Woodman Told the Sad News

The Cowardly Lion
The Journey to the Great
The Deadly Poppy Field
The Queen of the Field Mice
The Guardian of the Gates
The Wonderful Emerald City of
The Search for the Wicked Witch
The Rescue
The Winged Monkeys
The Discovery of Oz the Terrible
The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
How the Balloon Was Launched
Away to the South
Attacked by the Fighting Trees
The Dainty China Country
The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
The Countr of the uadlin 5
Home Again
How the Nome King Became Angry
How Uncle Henry Got lnto Trouble CHAPTER 3 How Ozma Granted Dorothys Request
How the Nome King Planned Revenge
How Dorothy Became a Princess
How Guph Visited the Whimsies
How Aunt Em Conquered the Lion
How the Grand Gallipoot Joined the Nomes
How the Wogglebug Taught Athletics
How the Cuttenclips Lived
How the General Met the First and Foremost
How They Matched the Fuddles
How the General Talked to the King
How the Wizard Practiced Sorcery
How Dorothy Happened to Get Lost
How Dorothy Visited Utensia
How the Scarecrow Displayed His Wisdom
How Ozma Refused to Fight for Her Kingdom
How the Fierce Warriors lnvaded 02
How They Drank at the Forbidden Fountain
How Glinda Worked a Magic Spell
How the Story of Oz Came to an
The Call to Duty
Ozma and Dorothy
The Mist Maidens
The Magic Tent
The Magic Stairway
Flathead Mountain
The Magic Isle
ueen Cooeeoh CHAPTER 9 Lady Aurex
Under Water
The Conquest of the Skeezers
The Diamond Swan
The Alarm Bell
Ozmas Counsellors
The Great Sorceress
The Enchanted Fishes
Under the Great Dome
The Cleverness of Ervic
Red Reera the Yookoohoo
A Puzzling Problem
The Three Adepts
The Sunken Island
The Magic Words
Glindas Triumph

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About the author (1998)

L. FRANK BAUM was an author, poet, playwright, actor and filmmaker. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was his most famous work.

JACK ZIPES is an internationally regarded expert on fairy tales.

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