Prices of sets at least 20% lower if they purchased. Denslow, whose depictions of dorothy, toto, and all the other creatures and landscapes of oz. And this book, the wonderful wizard of oz is the one that started it all. You can find a small sample of oz books sets that i put together to accommodate various budgets. The political and economic symbols hidden inside the. The wizard of oz celebrates its 80th birthday this year. The wonderful wizard of oz was originally published in 1900. Wizard of oz, jack pumpkinhead of oz 1929 1st, thompson jno r neill. The original wizard of oz stories were told through a series of 14 episodic novels by l. The cover is somehow the card of invitation, the special dress, that makes the book stand out of the crowd. In fact, the 1939 film the wizard of oz was the eighth film adaptation of l. When dorothy and her little dog toto are caught shelve the wonderful wizard of oz.
It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title the wizard of oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 liveaction film. Dorothy gale is swept away from a farm in kansas to a magical land of oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the wizard who can help her return home to kansas and help her friends as well. The wizard of oz, the 1939 film based on baums stories, remains a. Frank baum published the emerald city of oz, the jewel of his oz saga. Books titled the wizard of oz, the new wizard of oz, or the original oz book are all later editions. Many things in this world arent always what they seem to be at first glance, and childrens books are no exception. Published by bobbs merrill, this thick edition has the full unabridged story by l frank baum and 8 original color plates by w. By 1956, five million copies of the oz books had been published in. The result was baums first childrens book, mother goose in prose, which failed to sell well when released in 1897. All of the baum written books are in the public domain in the united states. Illustrated titlepage in color, illustrated endpapers. With judy garland, frank morgan, ray bolger, bert lahr. The wizard of oz book by frank baum, wicked, mgm, judy garland, ruth.
Denslow illustrator see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Originally intended as the last wizard of oz book, its the most elaborate and detailed. Frank baum published his famous novel, the wonderful wizard of oz, in 1900, and underneath the surface of the story, with all its whimsy and childish delights, is what some literary historians claim is a very thinlyveiled allegory. The wizard of oz is the original title of the wonderful wizard of oz. Frank baum novel the wonderful wizard of oz and its afterlife surprisingly, the famous 1939 mgm film the wizard of oz was not the first time l. Frank baum, literature essays, a complete etext, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The wonderful wizard of oz full audiobook original. Interesting facts about the wonderful wizard of oz. Of course, the staying power of baums book can partially be attributed to the second life it received courtesy of hollywood.
But long before the classic 1939 film, there was this. The wonderful wizard of oz deserves its praise because of its creative magical setting and a plot that urges children to explore their own imagination, but the original version of the novel might appear frightening and even downright brutal. The wonderful wizard of oz, commonly known as the wizard of oz, is the first book in the famous oz series by author l. Various edition with original or facsimiles dust jackets can be put together if needed. I dont know how popular the movie the wizard of oz is today 2012, but it is definitely a classic and i see it on tv a lot, usually around halloween. Vintage the original oz book the wizard of oz 1903 by l. The wonderful wizard of oz study guide contains a biography of l.
I did not priced dust jackets since price depends in many factors. Differences between the wizard of oz book vs movie page 1. The wonderful wizard of oz, the marvelous land of oz, ozma of oz, dorothy and the wizard in oz, the road to oz, the emerald city of oz, the patchwork girl of oz, little wizard stories of oz, tiktok of oz, the scarecrow of oz, rinkitink in oz, the lost princess of oz, the tin woodman of oz, the magic of oz, and glinda of oz. It is also widley considered to be one of the very first official american fairytales and fables. Second edition, second state, but the first bobbsmerrill printing of baums first book in the oz series, originally published by george m. While the movie is great, it is only a shadow of what the book is. Neills brilliant fullcolor paintings were printed with embellishments in metallic green ink, and the front cover featured a metallic silver background as well.
The cover of the hill first edition of the wonderful wizard of oz is shown below. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Frank, copelman, evelyn adapted from the famous pictures by w. Frank baum, who went on to write fourteen fulllength oz books. Whats the difference between the wonderful wizard of oz the book and the wizard of oz the movie. A modern fairy tale with a distinctly american setting, a delightfully levelheaded heroine, and engaging fantasy characters, the story was enormously popular and became a classic of childrens literature. Color illustrations throughout, including 16 plates. Wizard of oz by l frank baum, first edition abebooks. Even while he was alive, baum was styled as the royal historian of oz to emphasize the. The wonderful wizard of oz, childrens book written by l.
First edition replica of baums the emerald city of oz. How much are the wizard of oz original books worth answers. The oz books form a book series that begins with the wonderful wizard of oz 1900 and. An original oz book was published every christmas between 19 and 1942. The wonderful wizard of oz by lyman frank baum free ebook. It sold nearly 15,000 copies within a month of its publication in september 1900 and remains the most popular of the oz books not least of all because its the only one illustrated by w. The engravings were made by the illinois engraving company, the paper was supplied by the dwight brothers paper company, and messrs. The wonderful wizard of oz popup book by robert sabuda duration. Frank baums novel the wonderful wizard of oz was published in 1900 and immediately became one of the most beloved childrens books in.
From the new york times august 25, 1900 the wonderful wizard is an original departure in childrens literature, in every way novel and unique the text is charming and will prove interesting to both young and old. It should have 24 color plates inside including the title page. Frank baums the wonderful wizard of oz was the first book in what became a fourteenvolume series. As most folks know, an enormous cyclone suddenly hit young dorothy gales home in kansas, resulting in the extraordinary transportation of said home, girl and dog across time and.
Directed by victor fleming, george cukor, mervyn leroy. Denslows illustrations for the wonderful wizard of. The oz books form a book series that begins with the wonderful wizard of oz 1900 and relate the fictional history of the land of oz. Its initial success, and the success of the popular 1902 broadway musical which baum adapted from his original story, led to baums writing thirteen more oz. Please click on the image in order to see additional dust jackets. The original title by lyman frank baum may 15, 1856 may 6, 1919 was changed to avoid confusion over the book itself. Come take a tour, visit our exhibitions, and view the gorgeous main reading room. They find dorothy and her yellow brick road gang meeting strange foes and strange friends alike on their road to oz, chapter by chapter, book by book. What is the original title of the wonderful wizard of oz. Here is the fun wizard of oz book put out to tie in with the movie in 1939. Specifically, the beloved 1939 film is based on the original book published in 1900 by author and oz series. The original wizard of oz books are shockingly violent. The wonderful wizard of oz is the original name of the movie the wizard of oz. Denslow used in the original wonderful wizard of oz book, and the original denslowbased.1177 773 161 1569 609 1289 656 27 1594 281 1228 309 1005 490 255 1504 1137 440 902 268 185 730 1440 1182 1323 489 990 1450 1391 616 250 1387 771 412 828 365 820 628 700 942 411