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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subject_facet Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, Baum, L. Frank -- (Lyman Frank), -- 1856-1919, Baum, L. Frank -- (Lyman Frank), -- 1856-1919 -- Criticism and interpretation, Baum, L. Frank -- (Lyman Frank), -- 1856-1919 -- Homes and haunts -- United States, Baum, L. Frank -- (Lyman Frank), -- 1856-1919. -- Wizard of Oz, Children's stories, American -- History and criticism, Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism, Storytellers -- United States -- Biography
table_of_contents Family tree -- Introduction: On telling the life story of a storyteller -- Imagining October 9th, 1899 -- In the palm of the Finger Lakes, 1848 to 1888 -- The Great Plains, 1888 to 1891 -- Crossing Lake Michigan, 1891 to 1903 -- Living between landscapes, 1903 to 1910 -- Hollywood, 1910 to 1919 -- The afterlife, 1919 to 1939.
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title The real Wizard of Oz : the life and times of L. Frank Baum
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]
title_short The real Wizard of Oz :
title_sort real wizard of oz the life and times of l frank baum
title_sub the life and times of L. Frank Baum
topic Authors, American 20th century Biography, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919, Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 Criticism and interpretation, Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 Homes and haunts United States, Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz, Children's stories, American History and criticism, Fantasy fiction, American History and criticism, Storytellers United States Biography
topic_facet Authors, American, Baum, L. Frank, Children's stories, American, Criticism and interpretation, Fantasy fiction, American, History and criticism, Homes and haunts, Storytellers