The real Wizard of Oz: the life and times of L. Frank Baum

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The Real Wizard of Oz is an imaginatively written work that stretches the genre of biography and enriches our understanding of modern fairytales. L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its thirteen sequels, lived during eventful times in American history-- from 1856 to 1919-- that influenced nearly every aspect of his writing, from the Civil War to Hollywood, which was emerging as a modern Emerald City full of broken dreams and humbug wizards, to the gulf between Americas prairie heartland, with its wild tornadoes, and its cities teeming with Tin Man factory workers. This is a colorful portrait of one man's vivid and eccentric imagination and the world that shaped it. Baum's famous fairytale is filled with the pain of the economic uncertainties of the Gilded Age and with a yearning for real change, ideas which many contemporary Americans will recognize. The Wizard of Oz continues to fascinate and influence us because it explores universal themes of longing for a better world, homesickness and finding inner strength amid the storms.
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title_display The real Wizard of Oz : the life and times of L. Frank Baum
title_full The real Wizard of Oz : the life and times of L. Frank Baum / Rebecca Loncraine, The real wizard of Oz : the life and times of L. Frank Baum [electronic resource] Loncraine, Rebecca, 1974-
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title_sub the life and times of L. Frank Baum
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