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Questions tagged [l-frank-baum]

Questions related to the American writer Lyman Frank Baum (1856 – 1919) and his works. Baum is mainly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels.

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Is this a political reference in “Ozma of Oz”?

Ozma of Oz, one of the several rather lesser-known sequels to L Frank Baum's classic The Wizard of Oz (full text here), contains the following passage in Chapter 6, "The Heads of Langwidere": To ...
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Is Ozma a lesbian character?

Throughout the Oz books, we see that Ozma has several indicators of perhaps being gay: She never takes a boyfriend, she has a... erm... very close friendship with Dorothy, and some people claim that ...
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Wizard's appearances in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It's been a long time since I read the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but Wikipedia confirms my memory of events. When the four protagonists appear individually before the Wizard, he has a ...
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Seeing the world through green-tinted glasses

people thus situated, who have warm imaginations, generally amuse themselves by conjuring up an idol of perfection to which they attach all kinds of merit, probable or improbable. They invest the ...