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"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900) by L. Frank Baum

mercredi 17 février 2021, par L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was a prolific author of novels, short stories, poetry and theatre plays who achieved everlasting posthumous fame when this wonderful story about the adventures of Dorothy and her faithful companions (her dog Toto, a scarecrow without brains, a tin woodman without a heart and a cowardly lion) was made into a memorable Hollywood musical film in 1939 starring the young Judy Garland and directed by Victor Fleming [1] that was later classified by the Library of Congress as the film seen by the most people of all time.

The complete original text of this terrific story (a novel of 40,000 words), one of the most charming ever written, is shown here, complete with an extensive selection of the lively illustrations of the original 1900 edition by W. W. Denslow.

An e-book, with all of the illustrations, is available for downloading below.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (e-book)

[1Victor Fleming also directed that same year the celebrated Gone With the Wind.