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The Resource Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz

Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz

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Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story
Title
Finding Oz
Title remainder
how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story
Statement of responsibility
Evan I. Schwartz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking new look at an American icon, The Wizard of Oz. Finding Oz tells the remarkable tale behind one of the world's most enduring and best loved stories. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum's 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's fantastical parable of the American Dream. Prior to becoming an impresario of children's adventure tales-the J. K. Rowling of his age-Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting out on a journey of discovery that would lead to the Land of Oz. Drawing on original research, Evan Schwartz debunks popular misconceptions and shows how the people, places, and events in Baum's life gave birth to his unforgettable images and characters. The Yellow Brick Road was real, the Emerald City evoked the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, and Baum's mother-in-law, the radical women's rights leader Matilda Joslyn Gage, inspired his dual view of witches-as good and wicked. A narrative that sweeps across late nineteenth-century America, Finding Oz ultimately reveals how failure and heartbreak can sometimes lead to redemption and bliss, and how one individual can ignite the imagination of the entire world
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Schwartz, Evan I
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Oz (Imaginary place)
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Mythology in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12016701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547527734
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12016701
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12016701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547527734
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12016701
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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