The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By L. Frank Baum

This totally annotated quantity collects 3 of Baum's fourteen oz. novels during which he built his utopian imaginative and prescient and which garnered a major and dependable following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a bunch of different characters. The Emerald urban of Oz (1910) unearths Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to oz. simply because the depraved Nome King is plotting to beat its humans. In Baum's ultimate novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma attempt to hinder a conflict among the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping right into a deeply rooted hope in himself and his dependable readers to dwell in a calm state which values the sharing of abilities and presents, Baum's innovative production, like several nice utopian literature, holds out the chance for swap. additionally incorporated is a variety of the unique illustrations by way of W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.

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If i'll locate the mouth,” she acknowledged, “this Fuddle could possibly speak, and let us know what to do subsequent. ” “Then allow us to locate it,” answered the Wizard, and so all received down on their palms and knees and started reading the scattered items. “I’ve stumbled on it! ” cried the Shaggy guy, and ran to Dorothy with a queer-shaped piece that had a mouth on it. but if they attempted to slot it to the attention and nostril they discovered the elements wouldn’t fit jointly. “That mouth belongs to a few different person,” acknowledged Dorothy. “You see we'd like a curve right here and some degree there, to make it healthy the face. ” “Well, it needs to be right here a few place,” declared the Wizard; “so if we seek lengthy adequate we will locate it. ” Dorothy geared up an ear on subsequent, and the ear had a bit patch of crimson hair above it. So whereas the others have been trying to find the mouth she looked for items with crimson hair, and located numerous of them which, whilst matched to the opposite items, shaped the head of a man’s head. She had additionally stumbled on the opposite eye and the ear by the point Omby Amby in a much nook stumbled on the mouth. while the face was once therefore accomplished all elements joined including a nicety that used to be astounding. “Why, it’s like an image puzzle! ” exclaimed the little woman. “Let’s locate the remainder of him, and get him all jointly. ” “What’s the remainder of him like? ” requested the Wizard. “Here are a few items of blue legs and eco-friendly fingers, yet I don’t be aware of whether or not they are his or no longer. ” “Look for a white blouse and a white apron,” stated the pinnacle which were prepare, conversing in a slightly faint voice. “I’m the prepare dinner. ” “Oh, thank you,” acknowledged Dorothy. “It’s fortunate we all started you first, for I’m hungry, and you may be cooking anything for us to devour whereas we fit the opposite fogeys jointly. ” It was once no longer so very tricky, now they had a touch as to how the fellow was once dressed, to discover the opposite items belonging to him, and as them all now labored at the prepare dinner, making an attempt piece after piece to determine if it should healthy, they ultimately had the cook dinner arrange entire. while he used to be comprehensive he made them a low bow and stated: “I will cross without delay to the kitchen and get ready your dinner. you'll find it anything of a task to get the entire Fuddles jointly, so i counsel you to start at the Lord excessive Chigglewitz, whose first identify is Larry. He’s a bald-headed fats guy and is wearing a blue coat with brass buttons, a red vest and drab breeches. a bit of his left knee is lacking, having been misplaced years in the past whilst he scattered himself too carelessly. That makes him limp a bit, yet he will get alongside rather well with part a knee. As he's the manager personage during this city of Fuddlecumjig, he'll have the capacity to welcome you and help you with the others. So it is going to be top to paintings on him whereas I’m getting your dinner. ” “We will,” acknowledged the Wizard; “and thanks greatly, prepare dinner, for the recommendation. ” Aunt Em was once the 1st to find a bit of the Lord excessive Chigglewitz. “It turns out to me like a idiot enterprise, this matching parents together,” she remarked; “but as we haven’t whatever to do until dinner’s prepared we might to boot eliminate a few of this garbage.

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