By L. Frank Baum
The remarkable Wizard of Oz, via L. Frank Baum, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at reasonable costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are the various notable beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc>• New introductions commissioned from today's best writers and students • Biographies of the authors • Chronologies of latest ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions • Footnotes and endnotes • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by means of the paintings • reviews by means of different well-known authors • research inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies • Bibliographies for additional examining • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate
</UL>All variations are fantastically designed and are published to improved requirements; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance each one reader's knowing of those enduring works. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as liked part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. because its first e-book in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit woman over excited by means of a twister to the unusual and gorgeous Land of ounces has had a unprecedented emotional impression on wide-eyed readers younger and old.
As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick street to the Emerald urban, hoping the nice and bad Wizard who lives there'll support her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the strength of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, within which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations earlier, this vintage of delusion experience speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s wisdom.
With unique illustrations by way of William Wallace Denslow.
J. T. Barbarese teaches at Rutgers collage in Camden, New Jersey, the place he's a member of the Rutgers heart for kids and early life reports. he's the writer of 4 books of poetry and a translation of Euripides.