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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable story behind one of the world's most enduring and best-loved books. Offering new insights into the true origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum's 1900 masterwork, author Schwartz delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's fantastical parable of the American Dream. Before becoming an impresario of children's adventure tales, 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, Schwartz debunks popular misconceptions and shows how the people, places, and events in Baum's life gave birth to his unforgettable images and characters. 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Evan I
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.A923
LC item number
W5987 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Authors, American
  • Oz (Imaginary place)
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Mythology in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Fantasy fiction, American
Label
Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0905/2008053296-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-355) and index
Contents
Prologue: America's adventure -- No place like home -- An unexpected journey -- A girl in a man's world -- Heart of a tin man -- Roadblock -- The mythic oilcan -- Witch-hunting -- Frontier of hope and fear -- The story store -- The brainless and the heartless -- Field of blood -- The golden path -- The glimmering city -- The wizard's challenge -- The witch is dead -- This one story -- Home again -- Epilogue: a great awakening
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 374 p.
Isbn
9780547055107
Lccn
2008053296
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn262426440
  • (OCoLC)262426440
Label
Finding Oz : how L. Frank Baum discovered the great American story, Evan I. Schwartz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0905/2008053296-d.html
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-355) and index
Contents
Prologue: America's adventure -- No place like home -- An unexpected journey -- A girl in a man's world -- Heart of a tin man -- Roadblock -- The mythic oilcan -- Witch-hunting -- Frontier of hope and fear -- The story store -- The brainless and the heartless -- Field of blood -- The golden path -- The glimmering city -- The wizard's challenge -- The witch is dead -- This one story -- Home again -- Epilogue: a great awakening
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 374 p.
Isbn
9780547055107
Lccn
2008053296
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocn262426440
  • (OCoLC)262426440

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