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The Silver Princess in Oz: Empty-Grave Retrofit Edition Paperback – February 7, 2012
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However, for reading and enjoyment purposes, THIS version is the way to go. There is even an appendix of content edits located at the back of the book so that readers can see exactly what was changed. It is minor, but in my opinion, necessary. In removing the racism, the editor goes a long way towards restoring this Oz story to the timeless quality of the traditional Oz books, which are by and large egalitarian, open and free from the ugliness of racism, bias, prejudice or even speciesism. Oz was always unique and ahead of its time for presenting a world where those who are considered misfits in this world can thrive in peace and happiness (the list of disenfranchised begins with children, women, animals, vagabonds, the handicapped, even robots. Outsiders of all shapes and sizes are welcome in Baum's Oz. Thompson's racism was a product of her time, and understandable because of it, and while I don't encouraging the elimination of her original, I applaud any editor who would restore an Oz book to would it should be--a fantasy for all ages and all peoples.
So, thank you Adam Nicolai for doing this!
Additionally, readers will be treated to a new short and enjoyable story by the editor based on one of the characters found in The Silver Princess in Oz.