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Riassunto: A special edition of Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Oz containing detailed textual notes and eighty-two pages of introductory historical material.
Recensione: An updated version of the definitive guide, The Annotated Wizard of Oz provides a facsimile color version of the first edition of L. Frank Baum's children's classic along with extensive notes and a thorough history of the immense Oz project. In his excellent introduction, Michael Patrick Hearn describes the author's early life and interests and the development of his collaboration with W.W. Denslow, the original illustrator for his books.
An energetic and excitable fellow, Baum's devotion to make-believe began in his early 20s, when he joined a small touring theatrical troupe on the East Coast. Later attempts to run a general store and a newspaper in South Dakota (then the Wild West) failed miserably. Although few of his business ventures or artistic efforts had met with success, in 1897 Baum's "Father Goose" rhymes (designed and illustrated by Denslow) became a surprise bestseller, and Baum was able to buy his family a summer cottage on Lake Michigan, christened "The Sign of the Goose," for which he made most of the furniture (goose-themed, of course) and stenciled the walls with a frieze of green geese.
The idea for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, "a modern fairy tale," as he considered it, soon followed, and the book appeared in May 1900. The 10,000-copy first printing sold out in two weeks, and about 90,000 sold within the first year. Hearn goes on to describe the many books that followed, as well as the 1902 musical extravaganza The Wizard of Oz and Baum's subsequent, ill-starred attempts to depict the world of Oz on film. (He died long before the 1939 MGM musical made his fairy tale known around the globe.) In 1907, he told a reporter for the Grand Rapids Herald why he preferred young readers:
To write fairy stories for children, to amuse them, to divert restless children, sick children, to keep them out of mischief on rainy days, seems of greater importance than to write grown-up novels. Few of the popular novels last the year out, responding as they do to a certain psychological demand, characteristic of the time; whereas, a child's book is, comparatively speaking, the same always, since children are always the same kind of folks with the same needs to be satisfied.Hearn has gone to great lengths in his notes to this facsimile of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, often referring to subsequent volumes in the series, slowly building a key to the rules and history of Oz, pointing out inconsistencies as well as hints to Baum's literary sources (such as Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress), and providing, among other delights, a mini-treatise on malevolent vegetation in Oz. This is an essential volume for the Oz aficionado or the student of children's literature, and a wonderful resource for parents of young readers. --Regina Marler
Titolo: The Annotated Wizard of Oz: The Wonderful ...
Casa editrice: Clarkson N. Potter
Data di pubblicazione: 1973
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter, 1972. Condizione libro: Good. DJ is heavily worn to edges, with loss and several tears. Book is in VG condition with clean and bright contents and no writing or inscriptions. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9990563511
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0517500868I5N10
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. Book. Codice libro della libreria 020644
Descrizione libro Crown Pub, U.S.A., 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Stated First Edition. 8 1/2" x 11" Oblong. NOT an ex library book. Yellow cloth covered book. Clean interior pages. 384 pages. Codice libro della libreria 120471
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Wear and some fraying to dustjacket including several tears at edges; now protected in a clear mylar cover. Book is tight, unread, and unmarked. ; 1.4 x 11.3 x 8.6 Inches; 384 pages. Codice libro della libreria 14880
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Denslow, W. W. (illustratore). 1st Edition. oblong quarto, yellow paper-covered boards, 1st ed. (1973), 384 pages in Very Good (slightly faded spine, price-clipped, short tear to rear bottom edge) Dust Jacket (yellow with green). Top corners lightly bumped, owners name inside; book & text clean & unmarked. Codice libro della libreria 234658
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0517500868 Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.; New York, 1973. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Near Fine, starting front hinge, binding sturdy, interior tidy, minimal shelf wear, very small chip to top spine edge, in a Very Good, moderate wear/scuff/scratch marks to panels, light top edge wear, moderate wear to bottom edges of panels/flaps, few tears along bottom edges, vertical crease to front panel, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. Oblong 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 384pp., color and b&w illustrations, indexed. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. Please Note: Depending on site, actual book for sale may differ physically from picture listed. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Codice libro della libreria SKU1017995
Descrizione libro Clarkson N. Potter, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Good. 1st edition. 1973 hardcover, STATED 1ST EDITION, no marks noted in text, cover and jacket are worn,AND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Codice libro della libreria 140202002C
Descrizione libro PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition, but DJ is missing. Childrens>Classics>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: No Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 02978051750086607. Codice libro della libreria 02978051750086607
Descrizione libro Clarkson & Potter, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Denslow, W W (illustratore). 1st Edition. A bright, tight copy. DJ is colorful; uncut; a tiny tear at foot of front panel & some sticker residue, as well. Boards are firmly bound; a strip of sunning along upper & lower edges; pages are clean & sharp throughout. Previous owner's book plate on front endpaper. Book. Codice libro della libreria BL7386