The Dictionary Of Imaginary Places

The Dictionary Of Imaginary Places

by Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi, Ken Nutt
     
 

Throughout the ages, writers have created an astonishing diversity of imaginary places, worlds of enchantment, horror and delight. This monumental book unites them in a single volume and takes readers on a grand tour of more than 1,200 imaginary cities, islands, countries, and continents, all invented by storytellers from Homer’s day to our own. Written with

Overview

Throughout the ages, writers have created an astonishing diversity of imaginary places, worlds of enchantment, horror and delight. This monumental book unites them in a single volume and takes readers on a grand tour of more than 1,200 imaginary cities, islands, countries, and continents, all invented by storytellers from Homer’s day to our own. Written with wit and brilliance, this updated classic includes dozens of new entries and is a visual delight with more than 200 original illustrations and maps, and new illustrations by award-winning Canadian artist Ken Nutt.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“No person interested in literature should go another day without this extraordinary book.” – The Toronto Star

“A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without.” – The Economist

“In the Library of Trivia, which I wish were never absent from our shelves, I believe The Dictionary of Imaginary Places to be our indispensable reference book.”– Italo Calvino

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780676973204
Publisher:
Knopf Canada
Publication date:
01/15/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
786
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.92(d)

Meet the Author

Alberto Manguel is an editor, essayist and anthologist, and the bestselling author of dozens of internationally acclaimed books. He began his career with the first edition of The Dictionary of Imaginary Places in 1980, with co-author Gianni Guadalupi, a translator, editor and passionate book collector.

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