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.
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"Laura Miller's criticism is unbeatable and I love her enthusiasm for fiction – which has come out in all its glory with this wonderful book! You'll get so, so much out of this." — Julie
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