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 ?
Gentlemen: Since I arrived, a month ago, in this old wonderland, this vast garden of Germany, my English tongue has so often proved a useless piece of baggage to me, and so troublesome to carry around, in a country where they haven't the checking system for luggage, that I finally set to work, and learned the German language.
Besides, Juneau was in Alaska, and her yearning took the form of a desire to see that wonderland.
It is the music which makes it what it is; it is the music which changes the place from the rear room of a saloon in back of the yards to a fairy place, a wonderland, a little comer of the high mansions of the sky.
Wonderlands is indeed a gift--and one that delivers delights of excursions.