The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Emerald City of Oz

Oz #6

L. Frank Baum

295 pages first pub 1910 (editions)

fiction childrens classics fantasy adventurous mysterious medium-paced


The Emerald City is built all of beautiful marbles in which are set a profusion of emeralds, every one exquisitely cut and of very great size. There are other jewels used in the decorations inside the houses and palaces, such as rubies, diamonds, ...

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adventurous 91%
lighthearted 66%
funny 33%
emotional 16%
hopeful 8%
tense 8%


fast 55%
medium 33%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

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