The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic
Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi
From Atlantis to Xanadu and past, this Baedeker of make-believe takes readers on a travel of greater than 1,200 nation-states invented through storytellers from Homer's day to our personal. right here you will discover Shangri-La and El Dorado; Utopia and heart Earth; Wonderland and Freedonia. the following too are Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of news, and the incredible international of Harry Potter. The heritage and behaviour of the population of those lands are defined in loving aspect, and are supplemented by way of greater than 2 hundred maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a number of elsewheres. a must have for the library of each committed reader, fable fan, or passionate browser, Dictionary is a witty and acute advisor for any armchair traveler's trip into the panorama of the imagination.