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L. Frank Baum, creator of Oz : [a biography]

Author: Katharine M Rogers
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Since it was first introduced over a hundred years ago in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's world of Oz has become one of the most enduring and beloved creations in children's literature. It has influenced numerous prominent writers and intellectuals and become a lasting part of the culture itself." "In this adult biography of Baum, Katharine M. Rogers discusses some of the aspects that made his work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biographies
Named Person: L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum; Lyman Frank Baum; L Frank Baum
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine M Rogers
ISBN: 031230174X 9780312301743
OCLC Number: 49821190
Description: xvi, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Early Life: Actor, Playwright, Oil Salesman, 1856-1888 --
2. Frontier Storekeeper and Newspaper Editor, 1888-1891 --
3. Becoming a Writer in Chicago, 1891-1900 --
4. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1899-1900 --
5. Successful Author, 1901-1903 --
6. Reilly & Britton's Star Author, 1904-1907 --
7. Royal Historian of Oz, 1907-1910 --
8. New Life in California, 1909-1914 --
9. Writer to the End, 1914-1919 --
10. Baum's Achievement: The World He Created --
Works / L. Frank Baum.
Responsibility: Katharine M. Rogers.
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L. Frank Baum tried being an actor, salesman and newspaperman before publishing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", which was an unexpected bestseller and was followed by no fewer than 13 other "Oz" books.  Read more...

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