The Real Wizard of Oz

The Real Wizard of Oz

The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Oasis Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781621884057
1621884058
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital

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