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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

L. Frank Baum

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the “darker” of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum’s considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a ranch hand, descend into the earth through a rift opened by an earthquake. There they encounter the “humbug” wizard who once ruled Oz. In their journey back to the earth’s surface, they meet a number of potentially dangerous magical peoples and creatures including the cold-blooded Mangaboos, invisible bears, the flying wooden Gargoyles, a den of dragonettes, and an eccentric inventor. With a little help from Ozma, the group end up in Oz where they are treated to feasts and celebrations. The animals end up humbled by a few of their experiences in Oz, where all animals can talk, and return home a little wiser. (Summary by Judy Bieber)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01