L. Frank Baum's "illuminating" fairy tale, The Master Key: An Electrical Fairy Tale (1901) features illustrations by F.Y. Cory. Though you could never get away with this today, Baum's subtext: "Founded upon the mysteries of electricity and the optimism of its devotees. it was written for boys, but others may read it too."
This book is featured in our collection of Books for Young Readers.
Chapter II - The Demon of Electricity
Chapter IV - Testing the Instruments
Chapter VII - The Demon Becomes Angry
Chapter VIII - Rob Acquires New Powers
Chapter IX - The Second Journey
Chapter X - How Rob Served a Mighty King
Chapter XI - The Man of Science
Chapter XII - How Rob Saved a Republic
Chapter XIII - Rob Loses His Treasures
Chapter XV - A Battle with Monsters
Chapter XVI - Shipwrecked Mariners
Chapter XVII - The Coast of Oregon
Chapter XVIII - A Narrow Escape
Chapter XIX - Rob Makes a Resolution
Chapter XX - The Unhappy Demon
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