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As If Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality

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ISBN-10: 0195343174

ISBN-13: 9780195343175

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Saler

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Many people throughout the world "inhabit" fantastic imaginary worlds in a communal fashion, enthusiastically discussing the fine points ofThe Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, or banding together in online virtual worlds such asWorld of WarcraftandSecond Life. These activities are often dismissed as harmless escapism or bemoaned as pernicious wish-fulfillments that distract from the serious business of life. Saler challenges such claims by excavating the history of imaginary worlds in the West since the late nineteenth century, when the communal and long-term immersion in such worlds first began with Sherlock Holmes.The book contends that imaginary worlds emerged at this time…    
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List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English