Atlas of the European Novel

Atlas of the European Novel:1800-1900

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One hundred maps exposing the fascinating connections between literature and space

In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography.


  • With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas.

    Umberto Eco
  • Moretti ... is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight ... The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark ... The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit.

    Steven PooleThe Guardian
  • A genuine and useful and inspired work of aesthetic investigation ... it will have a massive importance, not only to critics, but more importantly, to writers.

    New York Press