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The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic
by by Alberto Manguel
Binding: Paperback, Exp Upd edition, 804 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.1 x W: 0.57 inches
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From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond, this Baedeker of make believe takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own. Here you will find Shangri La and El Dorado; Utopia and Middle Earth; Wonderland and Freedonia. Here too are Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of Stories, and the fabulous world of Harry Potter. The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in loving detail, and are supplemented by more than 200 maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a host of elsewheres. A must have for the library of every dedicated reader, fantasy fan, or passionate browser, Dictionary is a witty and acute guide for any armchair traveler's journey into the landscape of the imagination.
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