An experiment of Technology Associates, Inc.
Home | Settings
Sun, Sep 24th, 2017
eternaLight!
Alien Technology?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Contents
Copyright
Contents
Introduction <--
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24

Introduction

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum

Chicago, April, 1900.

<< Contents Chapter 1 >>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Send comments to the web master at etext@techass.com

Copyright © 1998-2001 Technology Associates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks on this page are owned by their respective owners.

Powered by Apache Powered by PHP
Current server uptime: 10:24:14 up 155 days, 14:07, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.08, 0.16