5 Things You Might Now Know About Author L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum. First Edition, 1900. Peter Harrington Rare Books
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Lyman Frank Baum was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th century cinema. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers, wireless telephones, women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations, police corruption and false evidence, and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing.