Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literature
How British and Irish Authors Created Imaginary Worlds to Tell Their Stories (Defoe, Swift, Wordsworth, Kipling, Joyce, Tolkien, Etc.)eBook - 2013
In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien's Middle Earth, or Stevenson's Treasure Island. There are also maps that try to catch a certain historical moment like an urban space at a particular time period, or a rural environment. While maps had historically guided travel, in literature they provide an escape mechanism that transports the audience to an unfamiliar place.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource