Thursday, March 23, 2017

Literary Wonderlands by Laura Miller

If you’ve ever wondered what the real locations might have been that influenced the voyages in Homer’s Odyssey, or which real-world scientific paper was the inspiration for H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine, you need to check out Literary Wonderlands. This book offers a “journey through the greatest fictional worlds ever created” covering everything from Beowulf to Fahrenheit 451 to Inkheart and of course Game of Thrones.

The title promises a journey, but you’re getting a lot more than maps of fantasy worlds in this book. The sections on each book—usually done in two to four pages—might contain information about the author, the inspiration for the story, the philosophy behind the work, or anything else interesting and relevant. Beautiful artwork is reprinted along with each book discussed.
Learn something new about your favorite fantasy stories or discover a new world to read later.  

When you’re finished with Literary Wonderlands, try:
Curiosities of Literaturetrivia about different literary works
Plotted: A Literary Atlasmaps and information about famous literature

The Literature Booka tour through the history of literature looking at major trends and pioneering techniques 

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