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

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created
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Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created
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  • ISBN: 9781911130345
121,60 Lei
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Imaginary worlds have captivated readers since the first works of literature. Lovingly researched and beautifully produced, Literary Wonderlands explores the timeless, captivating features of literature’s greatest fictional worlds and the minds that created them. The book is comprised of nearly 100 sections, each of which details the plot of a famous fantasy world, the historical circumstances that surrounded its production, the author’s inspiration, and the place it holds in the public imagination. Roaming from classic tales including C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, this truly global collection chronicles over two thousand years of literary creation. Accompanied by stunning visuals that elucidate the production of each work, Literary Wonderlands is an enchanting read for anyone who has ever been transported to another place through the power of the written word


Choice Magazine: “Literary Wonderlands is an essential guidebook to the weird and wonderful worlds conjured up by literature across the ages […]. Fully illustrated and with illuminating text accompanying each entry it really is a joy.”

The Quiet Knitter: “This is the sort of book that you look at the index and mutter “wow” or “oh I wonder what that one says?” then hurriedly flick to the specified pages to soak up the details.”

Town and Country: “Spanning two millennia of creativity, this book comprises almost 100 sections, each one introducing readers to a different literary world through the medium of beautiful illustrations.”

New York Post holiday gift guide 2016: “Dive deep into the inner workings of your favorite literary worlds—from “Don Quixote” to “The Lord of the Rings”—in this beautiful coffee table book. Astoria Bookshop calls it “an essential addition to the library of every devotee of science fiction and fantasy.””

The Verge: “This incredible book is an encyclopaedia of some of the greatest speculative fiction stories ever put to paper.”
Detalii
Autor SUTHERLAND, John (ed)
An apariţie 2017
Editura Modern Books
Nr pagini 320
Dimensiuni 23.4 x 17 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: sutherland john