Imaginary worlds have captivated readers since the first works of literature . Lovingly researched and beautifully produced, Literary Wonderlands explores the timeless , captivating features of literature's greatest fictional worlds and the minds that created them. The book is comprised of nearly 100 sections, each of which details the plot of a famous fantasy world, the historical circumstances that surrounded its production , the author's inspiration, and the place it holds in the public imagination.
Roaming from classic tales including C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials , t his truly global collection chronicles over two thousand years of literary creation. Accompanied by stunning visuals that elucidate the production of each wor k, Literary Wonderlands is a n enchanting read for anyone who has ever been transported to another place through the power of the written word