L. Frank Baum's beloved tale comes vividly alive in this unique edition set from the definitive text, complete with original illustrations by W.W. Denslow. More than a simple children's story about a young girl and her adventures in a miraculously imagined world. Oz represents the hinge on which both America's rural past and urban future rest. A remarkable piece of Utopian fiction. The WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ is at once a delightfully engaging children's story and a stunning piece of social commentary.