New York: Signet Books, 1958. Fourth Printing. Paperback. Rare. Used - Good/Very Good. Light creasing to spine. Clean, unmarked. Binding tight and square. Some toning. Original card stock wraps has scratch on front. 10.5 x 18 cm. 944 pp. Item #8460
A Signet Novel. # E4621.
On his death, Austin Tappan Wright left the world a wholly unsuspected legacy. Among this distinguished legal scholar's papers were thousands of pages devoted to a staggering feat of literary creation - a detailed history of an imagined country complete with geography, genealogy, representations from its literature, language and culture. In a monumental labor of love Wright's wife and daughter culled from this material a thousand page novel, as detailed as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Islandia has similarly become a classic touchstone for those concerned with the creation of imaginary worlds.