Literary Wonderlands
Literary Wonderlands
A Journey Through The Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

Edited by Laura Miller


Nothing is better than a book about books. This is exquisitely curated and wonderfully illustrated. Here are the fictional landscapes of Wonderlands, from ancient myths to the computer age. For every book we are given an essay, its history, the original covers, and quotations and fun facts. —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.

Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae." Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.

Title Literary Wonderlands
Subtitle A Journey Through The Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created
Edited by Laura Miller
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Title First Published 01 November 2016
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0316316385
ISBN-13 9780316316385
Publication Date 01 November 2016
Main content page count 320
Weight 32 oz.
 


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