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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film.


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„It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings.“

—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Context: It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings. Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose.

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„The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.“

—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Context: The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.
"You people with hearts," he said, "have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful. When Oz gives me a heart of course I needn't mind so much."

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„I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.“

—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Source: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Context: "All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one."
"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."

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„The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick," said the Witch, "so you cannot miss it.“

—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Context: "The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick," said the Witch, "so you cannot miss it. When you get to Oz do not be afraid of him, but tell your story and ask him to help you".

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