3 of My Favorite Fantasy World Maps

3 of My Favorite Fantasy World Maps

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One of the most fun things about fantasy books is the maps authors provide, creating a well drawn picture of their world. These maps helped solidify the idea that these worlds truly exist, creating a massive landscape full of interesting, varied locations that we, the readers, feel instantly drawn into. The best maps create a geographical landscape that feels full of life and transport away into another place as we read. Below are some of the best maps, in this author’s opinion, throughout fantasy literature. Here are some of my favorite maps from fantasy fiction.   Westeros by George R.R. Martin …

Follow James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ With This Interactive Map of Dublin

Follow James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ With This Interactive Map of Dublin

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Today marks a very important day in literary history for two separate, but wildly related reasons: February 2nd is both Irish author James Joyce’s 136th birthday and the 96th anniversary of the publication of Joyce’s magnum opus, Ulysses.    Ulysses was published on February 2, 1922 and was received with very mixed reviews. Some hailed the book as being a sheer masterpiece, while many others found it to be lewd, crude, and pornographic, going so far as to have the book banned until a trial entitled The United States v. One Book Called Ulysses lifted said ban in 1934. Today, it continues to top the charts as being …

This Map Will Guide You Through the World, According to Virginia Woolf

This Map Will Guide You Through the World, According to Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf may not have written adventure novels that sprawl across continents, but she still put a great deal of care in her settings. Often, that setting is London. Of her ten novels, only half take place mostly in London, though all make regular mention of it. If you don’t believe me, take Londonist’s word for it, because they’ve completely mapped out Woolf’s ten novels. Everywhere she mentions gets a little pin on Google Maps, along with a reference to where it was mentioned in which book. Check that map out here!     One thing that immediately sticks out is that, …