Literary Landscapes: Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature (Literary Worlds Series) (Hardcover)
Equally descriptive and analytical, "Literary Landscapes" travels across the literary canon to show how place has shaped literature's most famous stories and how place becomes a character itself. Not to mention, the beautiful illustrations.— Julia
About the Author
John Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. He currently teaches at the California Institute of Technology and specializes in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, and the history of publishing. His books include How to Read a Novel and Curiosities of Literature, and he was a major contributor to Literary Wonderlands. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New Statesman and The London Review of Books.
"Part of the attraction of most classic novels is their strong sense of place... [Literary Landscapes] delves into the geography, location, and terrain of 50 beloved books - from Joyce's Dublin to Harper Lee's Monroeville, Ala."—The New York Times Book Review, 'New & Noteworthy'
"Deep dive into the inner workings of your favorite literary world in this beautiful coffee table book."—The New York Post
"[Literary Landscapes] is gorgeously illustrated, wide-ranging, and very pleasingly idiosyncratic.... Readers will be reminded throughout of what a vital role location plays in virtually everything they read, and the generous artwork of Literary Landscapes will help to send that reminder home."—Open Letters Review
"This fascinating (and beautifully designed) book looks at how novels' settings impact their plot, character, and tone."—Refinery29