History of The Wizard of Oz

History of The Wizard of Oz Written by author L. Frank Baum, and published on May 17th, 1900, it first arrived as a children’s novel called “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Named after a library shelf labeled “O-Z”, the story was highly influenced by Lewis Carroll’s 1895 novel “Alice In Wonderland.“ Within his fantasy narrative, the author incorporated such things as his childhood fear of scarecrows, a window display that he had made out of household items, and even paid tribute to his niece Dorothy. Since its debut, it has not only become a staple of fantasy and literature, but has been reprinted countless times, and adapted in various theater plays, television specials and feature films. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look back at the history of The Wizard of Oz.

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