Swapping Anne for Dorothy

So I’ve had a change of plans here. Instead of Anne of Green Gables, I’ll be studying The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I like Anne, I like her a lot, and it would have been fun spending time studying her. But Dorothy just fits in a lot better with Lucy and Hermione. In other words, I’ve swapped the “realistic” novel for another fantasy one, written around the same time (Oz first came out in 1900; Anne in 1908). So now I can do lots of fun comparisons on things like the magic, the dimension travel techniques (cyclones vs. wardrobes vs. steam trains), the witches…


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