Literary Wonderlands : A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

Literary Wonderlands : A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

Book Title: Literary Wonderlands : A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

Author: Bo Pettersson

Format: Hardback | 320 pages

Publication Date: 24 Nov 2016

ISBN-13: 9780316316385

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. With hundreds of pieces of original artwork, illustration and cartography, as well as a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae" for each work, Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.