Author(s): L. F. Baum
L.Frank Baum's classic story of Dorothy and her companions in the wonderful land of OZ, set from the definitive first edition text. This Modern Library edition includes an original Preface by the author, illustrations by W.W Denslow, commentary and a Reader's Guide. More than a simple children's story about a young girl and her adventures in a miraculously imagined world, Oz represents the hinge on which both America's rural past and urban future rest. A remarkable piece of utopian fiction, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is at once a delightfully engaging children's story and a stunning piece of social commentary.
" Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-- imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life." -- Gore Vidal
Ray Bradbury is the renowned author of numerous novels, plays, and short stories, including The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, and the screenplay for John Huston's 1956 ï¬�lm Moby Dick. He lives in Los Angeles with one wife, three cats, four daughters, and eight grandchildren.