This ebook contains two parts.
- The first part includes four illustrated short stories (book trailers) inspired by the original masterpiece of L. Frank Baum, and based on the original illustrations of W.W. Denslow (these four illustrated short stories are also available in video format).
- The second part is the original novel of L. Frank Baum. The text is the complete and unabridged April 1900 edition by L. Frank Baum. Some other original illustrations by W. W. Denslow are used to introduce each chapter.
All illustrations have been restored, reworked, and enhanced for this ebook edition.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. The novel was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago in 1900, and it has since been reprinted countless times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the 1902 play and the well-known 1939 film adaptation. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a tornado.
The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the popular 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing and having published thirteen more Oz books.
The text of the novel is complete and unabridged.
Learn or improve your Italian by reading the bilingual edition of this ebook. You'll find one of the most faithful translation of this masterpiece. An easy to read paragraph by paragraph English-Italian parallel text version.
Or look for other bilingual books by the same editor.
Ninth in Ingpen's series of illustrated classics, this atmospheric outing blends elements of American realism with elegant whimsy. With surprising emotion, Ingpen conveys the Tin Woodman's grim transformation, one limb at a time, from a human into a metal automaton; his scrawny Wicked Witch of the West, with her spidery black hair, overcoat, and striped stockings, would be equally at home roaming New York City's West Village as she would the yellow brick road. Readers yet to discover the story of Oz will find a wholly original vision in this edition. Ages 10 up.