The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Paperback)

By L. Frank Baum, Ray Bradbury (Introduction by)
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Description


L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the first uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was first published in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, “Both [Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming,” and it is this same hunger that makes all of us continue to seek out the story of Oz—and be nourished by it.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the definitive first edition and includes the New York Times review of that edition as well as the original Preface by the author.

About the Author


Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, Ne

Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned tw York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "o writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.



Ray Bradbury (1920 2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Among his best-known works are "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", and "Fahrenheit 451".

Praise For…


“Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not—imaginative,
tolerant, alert to wonders, life.”—Gore Vidal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812970111
ISBN-10: 081297011X
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: December 9th, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English