Wonderland

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Wonderland

See also Heaven, Paradise, Utopia.
Annwn
land of joy and beauty without disease or death. [Welsh Lit.: Mabinogion]
Atlantis
fabulous and prosperous island; legendarily in Atlantic Ocean. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 89]
Avalon
island where dead King Arthur was carried. [Arth. Legend and Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King; The Once and Future King]
Istakhar, mountains
of lair of Eblis; beautiful treasure land. [Br. Lit.: Vathek]
Middle-earth
an old-fashioned name for “world”: scene of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasies. [Br. Lit.: The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings]
Munchkinland
domain of little people in Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Narnia
scene of fantasies by C. S. Lewis. [Br. Lit.: Prince Caspian]
Never Never Land
magic land of lost boys and Indians. [Br. Lit.: Peter Pan]
Oz
fabulous kingdom over the rainbow. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Xanadu
site of Kubla Khan’s “pleasure dome.” [Br. Lit.: “Kubla Khan” in Benét, 555]
References in classic literature ?
Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make THEIR eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.
Alice in Wonderland, after she had drunk the contents of the magic bottle, could not have grown smaller more suddenly than I grew younger the moment I passed through that magic door.
In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream-- Lingering in the golden gleam-- Life, what is it but a dream?
Wonderlands is indeed a gift--and one that delivers delights of excursions.