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

Characters ´ Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created 102 ç A glorious full illustrated collection that delves deep into the inception influences and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms LiE 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 fictio. It's not that there's anything wrong with this book but I didn't find it to be a useful reference work1 The entries are short and superficial And scattershot I'm not sure what the guiding principle for including an author wasA much better reference and one that manages to pack a lot of useful info into short entries is John Clute's The Encyclopedia of Fantasy1 I did extract two titles of interest so the effort wasn't entirely in vain

Literary Wonderlands A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever CreatedE 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 fictio. It's not that there's anything wrong with this book but I didn't find it to be a useful reference work1 The entries are short and superficial And scattershot I'm not sure what the guiding principle for including an author wasA much better reference and one that manages to pack a lot of useful info into short entries is John Clute's The Encyclopedia of Fantasy1 I did extract two titles of interest so the effort wasn't entirely in vain

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Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created ä A glorious full illustrated 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. This is a truly beautiful book with gorgeous color illustrations on almost every page 2 page spread so reading it even flipping through it is a delight The first thing I did was check to see which of my favorite literary worlds had been included StrangeNorrell Thursday Next And many others and I read those entries feeling great pleasure and satisfaction to see the texts I love treated with such respectful and thought provoking attention But discovering new to you authors is the biggest perk of Literary Wonderlands with one very slight caveat If you are someone who avoids spoilers at all costs I am not if your reading pleasure is diminished by knowing ahead of time some of what happens in a story then you'll want to precede with caution In order for them give substantial insights uite a few of the entries contain summaries which tell in a very general way what happens in the book being featured Since many of these books are well known classics especially the older ones I don't think this will be an issue for most readersThe entries were authored by an impressive list of knowledgeable and talented writers some of them scholars or historians and some of them creators of their own literary wonderlands like Lev Grossman his The Magicians series is sadly not included in the book Essays are arranged in 5 chronological groups Ancient Myth and Legend Science and Romanticism Golden Age of Fantasy New World Order and The Computer Age a strange title choice because most of the stories in this group have nothing to do with computers Many but not uite all of the authors are from Europe or the United States This would be a great holiday gift for anyone including yourself who loves fictionI received a free copy of this book from the publisher with obligations Review opinions are mine Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Laura Miller

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Laura Miller · 2 Free read Creative endeavor From Spenser's The Fairie ueene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 184 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 th. People have been immersing themselves in stories for thousands of years originally these were passed from person to person before someone had the genius idea of writing them down What stories though are the defining example of a type Literary Wonderlands tries to do this by picking around 100 books and series that they think have redefined the literary landscape when they were publishedThere are five sections of books beginning with Ancient Myth Legend and then Science and Romanticism it then goes onto the Golden age of Fantasy a New World Order and finishes up in the Computer Age There are classics such as The Odyssey and Beowulf and the Tempest The Time Machine and The Water Babies and it brings pretty much up to date with Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch trilogy I was pleased to see favourite authors like Sir Terry Pratchett Iain M Banks and Neil Gaiman and titles that I had read and enjoyed like Snow Crash and Neuromancer that I hadn't expected to make it in This lavish coffee table book of books has a small biography of the author and there are lots of pictures artworks and maps from the books covered There is a plot overview and for a series or trilogy there is a broader look at the story but be aware there are freuently spoilers The main flaw is that as it is very broad in its scope it misses so many other books that should have been included as defining books of a particular genre but it would have made the book too unwieldy though