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Wizard of Oz and Who He Was, The

1957
Author(s):
Gardner, Martin
Nye, Russell B.
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Publisher(s):
Michigan State University Press, Lansing, Michigan
Genre(s):
Biography

Comments:
Contains an annotated version of the original 1900 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including reproductions of numerous W.W. Denslow illustrations. Preceded by Gardner's essay "The Royal Historian of Oz," and Nye's "An Appreciation," a revised and expanded version of an article that first appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Nye explores Baum's strengths and possible reasons for his critical neglect, while Gardner chronicles the history of Oz and suggests numerous areas for further study of the books. Also contains a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

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