Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature

Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature

The anticipated follow-up to the book lovers' favorite, Literary Wonderlands, Literary Landscapes delves deep into the geography, location, and terrain of our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental attributes influence storytelling, character, and our emotional response as readers. Fully illustrated with hundreds of full-color images throughout.

Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere. As is the case with all great literature, the setting, scenery, and landscape are as central to the tale as any character, and just as easily recognized. Literary Landscapes brings together more than 50 literary worlds and examines how their description is intrinsic to the stories that unfold within their borders.

Follow Leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin. Hear the music of the Mississippi River steamboats that set the score for Huckleberry Finn. Experience the rugged bleakness of New Foundland in Annie Proulx's The Shipping News or the soft Neapolitan breezes in My Brilliant Friend.

The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. Literary Landscapes will transport you to the fictions greatest lands and allow you to connect to the story and the author's intent in a whole new way.

Title:Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature
Edition Language:English
Format Type:

About John Sutherland

John Andrew Sutherland is an English lecturer, emeritus professor, newspaper columnist and author.

    Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature Reviews

  • Rebecca

    The sense of place can be a major factor in a book’s success – did you know there is a whole literary prize devoted to just this? (The Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize, “for a dist...

  • Thebooktrail

    Literary LandscapesAs soon as I saw this book, well, to say it sang to me is an understatement. Setting and place in a book and travelling to those locations for real is how The BookTrail first began....

  • Linda Hill

    Travel the world vicariously through Literary Landscapes.This is a book that EVERY book lover must have in their life. I adored it. First I went through all the references to the authors I have read, ...

  • Erin Britton

    Where the delightful Literary Wonderlands (2017) explored the imaginary worlds that have captivated generations of readers, as well as the brilliant minds that created them, its new companion volume, ...

  • Janet Slipak

    MY THOUGHTS:I received this book in exchange for my honest review.WOW! I thought the first book, Literary Wonderlands, was extraordinary, but this book… off the charts!What a great resource book for...

  • Sigrun Hodne

    A good idea & a beautifully made book— but the essays are too short to bring around any deep new knowledge about the works considered....

  • Jared Shurin