The Resource Finding Dorothy : a novel, Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy : a novel, Elizabeth Letts

Label
Finding Dorothy : a novel
Title
Finding Dorothy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Letts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud. Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book--because she's the only one left who knows its secrets. But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of "Over the Rainbow," Maud recognizes the yearning that defined her own life story: from her youth as a suffragette's daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Judy reminds Maud of a young girl she cared for and tried to help in South Dakota, a dreamer who never got her happy ending. Now, with the young actress under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother, Maud resolves to protect her--the way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy"--
Summary
Reimagines the story behind the creation of <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz</i> from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Letts, Elizabeth,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E88
LC item number
F56 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baum, Maud Gage
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Biographical
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Dorothy : a novel, Elizabeth Letts
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1083761486
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780525622109
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018039473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Finding Dorothy : a novel, Elizabeth Letts
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1083761486
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780525622109
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018039473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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