The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum.
The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy in theLand of Oz. Baum dedicated the book "to my good friend & comrade, My Wife," Maud Gage Baum. The original book has been in public domain in the United States since 1956. Baum's thirteensequels entered public domain in the United States from 1960 through 1986. The rights to these books were held by the Walt Disney Company, and their impending expiration was a primemotivator for the production of the 1985 film Return to Oz, based on Baum's second and third Oz books. Historians, economists and literary scholars have examined and developedpossible political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The century and sociocultural context: L Frank Baum wrote this story in the century of the Golden Age (1900).
Thefantasy and children´s enjoyment were the objective of authors like L. Frank Baum. Baum's stories about the imaginary Land of Oz belong to the classics of fantasy literature. Baum hasoften been compared to Lewis Carroll because both of them told us the story of a girl, alone in a fantasy world.
We can see the importance of childhood.
The aim/ intention of thistale or writing: It is for enjoyment.
L. Frank Baum gives importance to the childhood and wrote tales for their amusement, but this story had too the intention of teach good values.the intention of this book also is moral because it teaches us some themes about the realities of childhood, rural life, poverty, displacement and migration, as well as the moreintangible, but nonetheless pervasive, ideas of security, friendship and dreams.
The categorization: It is a fantasy tale or fairy tale because it be full of supernatural characters.