Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

Franco Moretti (London: Verso 1999)

Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (London: Verso 1999)Recommended by Fariha Shaikh

By now, Moretti’s book needs no introduction: his idea to map places and locations in literary texts to see what hidden meanings we might uncover from the places that are mentioned and omitted took the literary world by storm. The book was a major contributor to the growth and development of GIS mapping techniques in the digital humanities, although Moretti himself does not mention this in his book.