The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic

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Paperback. Pub Date: November 2000 Pages: 804 Publisher: Mariner Books From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond. This Baedeker of make-believe takes Readers on a tour of more Within last 1.200 Realms Invented by Storytellers FROM Homer's day to our own my 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 liary of every dedicated reader. fantasy fan. or passionate owser. Dictionary is a witty and acute guide for any armchair traveler's journey into the landscape of the imagination.

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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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“A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without."—The Economist
“Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit; a pleasure to read."—Newsweek
“A very satisfying work . . . witty and stylish."—The New York Times

"A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without."--The Economist
"Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit; a pleasure to read."--Newsweek
"A very satisfying work . . . witty and stylish."--The New York Times

A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without." The Economist
Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit; a pleasure to read." Newsweek
A very satisfying work . . . witty and stylish." The New York Times
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