The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Fiction - 755 pages
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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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Review: The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic

User Review  - Jacob Gaston - Goodreads

This book would actually be useful if it had a proper index instead of a reference sheet. This book is a mess. It could only be useful to those who already know what their looking for. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeremy S. - Goodreads

this was a magical find for me years ago and it's uniqueness in the world of giant reference books is begging for me to get an updated version in hard back. there exists one other giant tome in the ... Read full review

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