Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
100th Anniversary Edition
edition authorized by the L. Frank Baum Family Trust.
With new and
classic illustrations plus
fully annotated with essays by major Oz experts.
American fantasy celebrates its 100th anniversary in this definitive
than a children's story, Oz stands as a demarcation point between
American's rural past and urban future, harmoniously uniting a democratic
spirit and a utopian vision with a prescient dark undercurrent that
foreshadowed the Great Depression.
centennial edition, elegantly designed for all ages, includes rare
and illuminating materials of interest to both first-time Oz readers
and bibliophiles alike.
about L. Frank Baum's classic, its impact and enduring appeal accompany
the text, and feature revealing critical and biographical information.
Among the authors are luminaries Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, and James
is the first in a series of definitive new and collectible Oz editions
prepared in conjunction with The Baum Family Trust.
art by © William