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Encyclopedia > The Emerald City of Oz

The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth of L. Frank Baum's fourteen Land of Oz books. Originally published in 1910, it is the story of Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em coming to live in Oz permanently. While Dorothy, Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are toured through the Quadling Country, the Nome King is assembling allies for an invasion of Oz. The climax takes place in the Emerald City, and the Nome King and his allies are defeated after they drink from the Fountain of Oblivion and forget all their evil plans. Ozma uses the magic belt to send them all home, and to forestall a future invasion of Oz, Glinda uses a magic charm to render Oz invisible and unreachable to everyone except those within the land itself.

Baum had intended to cease writing Oz stories with this book, but financial pressures prompted him to write and publish The Patchwork Girl of Oz, with seven other Oz books to follow.

External links

  • Free eBook of The Emerald City of Oz (http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/517) at Project Gutenberg

The land | The characters (including Dorothy and The Wizard)
The books | The authors (Baum | Thompson | McGraw | Volkov) | The illustrators (Denslow | Neill)
The film adaptations (The Wizard of Oz | The Wiz | Return to Oz)

  Results from FactBites:
Emerald City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (605 words)
The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L.
Everyone in the Emerald City is made to wear green-tinted eyeglasses (in an effort to protect their eyes from the "brightness and glory" of the city), which explains why everything appears green, though this apparently changed under the rule of Princess Ozma.
The city of Seattle, Washington, of the United States uses "The Emerald City" as its official nickname, on account of how green it is in that region of the world.
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