The Wizard of Oz: The Original 1900 Edition in Full Color

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Suzeteo Enterprises, Jan 10, 2017 - 254 pages

Before "The Wizard of Oz" was a movie, it was a children's book. It was written in 1899 and published in 1900. This edition is a carefully re-constructed facsimile that is as close to the original as modern book printing technology will allow. If you are looking for the earliest release of this children's classic, be prepared to fork over thousands of dollars for the original edition, published as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in 1900 by the George M. Hill Company . If you want a faithful reconstruction that will make your guests look twice and delight your kids, this is the edition you want.

Please note: as this is a facsimile edition, it will contain all of the flaws and imperfections of the original. This is by definition. Since the original images were engravings, which was a common necessity for book printers of the 1800s, the image quality itself will be different than what many modern readers expect. But, while it contains the flaws of the original, it also has its magic, as well.

As such, it will be a great way to read the story the way its authors originally intended it before Victor Fleming and Hollywood got a hold of it. It will also be a handsome addition to your bookshelf

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About the author (2017)

Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored. Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow. The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.

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