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He created a peculiarly American children’s fantasy which could compete with the fairy tales of 7 100 MUST-READ FANTASY NOVELS the Old World. Oz, revisited in many sequels, has become a familiar part of the imaginative landscape of generations of children, both in the US and worldwide. Film version: The Wizard of Oz (1939) Sequels: The Marvellous Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz; The Patchwork Girl of Oz; Tik-Tok of Oz; The Scarecrow of Oz; Rinkitink in Oz; The Lost Princess of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz; The Magic of Oz; Glinda of Oz (After Baum’s death, the Oz series was continued by other authors, most notably Ruth Plumly Thompson.
Martin Gardner’s annotated edition contains numerous diverting and revelatory footnotes alongside the text (plus the celebrated illustrations 27 100 MUST-READ FANTASY NOVELS by John Tenniel), unveiling the mathematical paradoxes, theories of logic and topography, lexicographical codes and philosophy concealed in the very surfaces of Alice’s adventures. Gardner accomplishes this without spoiling the fun, his analysis deepening our appreciation of Carroll’s psychedelic wizardry. Carroll is a controversial figure, his reputation besmirched by the idea that he was a paedophile, a theory unsupported by anything other than circumstantial evidence – his affiliations with the Pre-Raphaelites and his related aesthetic interests were not unusual for their time, so his fascination with children may well have been entirely innocent.
An English teacher, tropical fish hobbyist and amateur carpenter, Blaylock is a reminder that, sometimes, unbounded imagination for its own sake is enough. W. Jeter, Infernal Devices; >> Michael Moorcock, The Metatemporal Detective JORGE LUIS BORGES THE BOOK OF SAND (1899–1986) ARGENTINA (1975) The Book of Sand in Borges’s eponymous tale contains every story ever written. Open it, and the text is never the same twice. It offers surprises each time the reader leafs through its pages, but the stories, once read, can never be found between the boards again.