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The Emerald City Of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Emerald City of Oz is a novel that contains the story is made entirely of lovely marble, and every single emerald is meticulously carved and enormous in size. Other gems including rubies, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts, and turquoise are utilized as decorations inside homes and palaces. However, only emeralds can be seen in the streets and on the outside of the buildings, giving the area its nickname, the Emerald City of Oz. The set-up is vast and compelling, with alternate chapters juxtaposing Dorothy's tour of Oz as a messenger for Ozma with the general's attempts at devious diplomacy. Baum creates a wonderful contrast between General Blug hiring a variety of bizarre and imaginative villains and Dorothy meeting a variety of whimsically odd Ozians. In this sense, the chapters on Utensia, a community of living kitchen utensils, and Bunbury, a community of live pastries, stand out. L. Frank Baum eventually seems to tire of writing about Oz and Dorothy in this book, which is also where he neatens up everything and bids them farewell.

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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum was an American writer best known for his children's books, especially The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, above 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made many attempts to lead his works to the stage and screen; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book became a milestone of 20th-century cinema. Baum was born on 15 May 1856, near Syracuse, New York. His father, Benjamin, was a rich oil businessman, and young Frank developed in comfort. As a young child Frank was teached at home with his kins, but at the age of 12 he was sent to study at Peekskill Military Academy. He followed a variety of careers varying from acting to newspaper reporting to theatrical management to writing plays. Baum married Maud Gage, daughter of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a famous women's suffrage campaigner. His famous works are Mother Goose, Father Goose, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, The Master Key, etc. He made and headed The Oz Film Manufacturing Company in 1914. Baum expired on 6 May 1919 and was buried in Glendale, California.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 159 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279059
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279055
  • Item Weight: 190.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.12 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics ,Fiction / Literary ,Fiction / Fantasy / General