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The Book of Legendary Lands

(2013)
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In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Book of Legendary Lands
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-8478-4121-9 / 978-0-8478-4121-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
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October 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Book of Legendary Lands
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-85705-287-X / 978-0-85705-287-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Book of Legendary Lands
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-85705-296-9 / 978-0-85705-296-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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