L Frank Baum - Author

Featured books by L Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2021

Part of Wordsworth’s Exclusive Collection (a series of 15 classics for all ages), this new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz also includes LF Baum’s Glinda of Oz, the final book in the series in which Dorothy and Princess Ozma see Glinda's help after finding themselves in danger on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers. At £3.99, and featuring a gorgeous gold-foiled cover with enchanting artwork, this edition makes a great, affordable gift, or a treat for yourself if you’ve yet to read the book. We’ve all seen the movie, but returning to its source - this timeless tale of recognising the attributes, skills and magic that lies within yourself - comes highly recommended. There’s a reason movie-makers took inspiration from it, and this new edition is the perfect way to do the same yourself.  While reading the book, it’s worth considering the alleged political undertones of the story - the author was a political activist in the 1890s, and especially interested in the monetary standard of gold and silver. As a result, it’s been asserted that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written as an allegory about the demonetisation of silver, with the tornado symbolising economic upheaval, the yellow brick road symbolising the gold standard, and Dorothy's silver shoes symbolising the pro-silver movement. Yep, you read that right - in the book, her ruby slippers are silver. Film-makers made them red so they'd show up more strikingly against the yellow brick road.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2021

Part of Wordsworth’s Exclusive Collection (a series of 15 classics for all ages), this new edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz also includes LF Baum’s Glinda of Oz, the final book in the series in which Dorothy and Princess Ozma see Glinda's help after finding themselves in danger on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers. At £3.99, and featuring a gorgeous gold-foiled cover with enchanting artwork, this edition makes a great, affordable gift, or a treat for yourself if you’ve yet to read the book. We’ve all seen the movie, but returning to its source - this timeless tale of recognising the attributes, skills and magic that lies within yourself - comes highly recommended. There’s a reason movie-makers took inspiration from it, and this new edition is the perfect way to do the same yourself.  While reading the book, it’s worth considering the alleged political undertones of the story - the author was a political activist in the 1890s, and especially interested in the monetary standard of gold and silver. As a result, it’s been asserted that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written as an allegory about the demonetisation of silver, with the tornado symbolising economic upheaval, the yellow brick road symbolising the gold standard, and Dorothy's silver shoes symbolising the pro-silver movement. Yep, you read that right - in the book, her ruby slippers are silver. Film-makers made them red so they'd show up more strikingly against the yellow brick road.

Other books by L Frank Baum

Wonderful Wizard of Oz Minibook

Wonderful Wizard of Oz Minibook

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

Wonderful Wizard of Oz Minibook by L Frank Baum

The Maid of Arran (b&w)

The Maid of Arran (b&w)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2021

The Maid of Arran (b&w) by L Frank Baum

The Maid of Arran (hardcover)

The Maid of Arran (hardcover)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2021

The Maid of Arran (hardcover) by L Frank Baum

The Maid of Arran

The Maid of Arran

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2021

The Maid of Arran by L Frank Baum

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Illustrated

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Illustrated

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2021

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Illustrated by L Frank Baum

The Sea Fairies Illustrated

The Sea Fairies Illustrated

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2021

The Sea Fairies Illustrated by L Frank Baum

The Tin Woodman of Oz(classics illustrated)

The Tin Woodman of Oz(classics illustrated)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2021

The Tin Woodman of Oz(classics illustrated) by L Frank Baum

Rinkitink in Oz Illustrated edition

Rinkitink in Oz Illustrated edition

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2021

Rinkitink in Oz Illustrated edition by L Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

The Marvelous Land of Oz-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2021

The Marvelous Land of Oz-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) by L Frank Baum

American Fairy Tales-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

American Fairy Tales-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2021

American Fairy Tales-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) by L Frank Baum

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2021

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) by L Frank Baum

די עמעראַלד סיטי פון אָז

די עמעראַלד סיטי פון אָז

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2021

די עמעראַלד סיטי פון אָז by L Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum Illustrated Edition

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum Illustrated Edition

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2021

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum Illustrated Edition by L Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2021

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L Frank Baum

The Lost Princess of Oz-Classic Fantasy Children Novel illustrated

The Lost Princess of Oz-Classic Fantasy Children Novel illustrated

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2021

The Lost Princess of Oz-Classic Fantasy Children Novel illustrated by L Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz

Ozma of Oz

Author: L Frank Baum Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Ozma of Oz by L Frank Baum

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