The Flying Girl

L. Frank Baum


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The Flying Girl is a book by American author L. Frank Baum. First published in 1911, Baum published this book and its sequel 'The Flying Girl and Her Chum' under the pseudonym Edith Van Dyne. It tells the story of Orissa Kane, a young woman who is providing financial support to her brother Steve as he builds his own flying machine. When Steve breaks his leg, Orissa takes his place in the aircraft, displaying such skills in the aerial exhibition that she wins top prize (and gets a boyfriend). Baum lived in an era of increasing feminism; his mother-in-law Matilda Joslyn Gage was a leading feminist of her generation, and it is clear that Baum had definite sympathies with the plight of women. Apart from The Flying Girl which has a strong female role model, Oz is a female dominated society, and his ten novel series Aunt Jane's Nieces also portray young, independent women.

This book has 43,162 words, 95 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1911.

Production notes: This ebook of The Flying Girl was published by Global Grey on the 8th September 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Sketch for Minesweepers and Seaplanes' by Arthur Lismer.

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