List of fictional towns in literature

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This is a List of fictional towns in literature.

Town name Author Origin Notes
Anchorage-in-Vineland Philip Reeve Mortal Engines Quartet the static and stable version of the Traction City of Anchorage that had decided to stop wandering the Arctic wastes and settle in the green and unspoilt land of Vineland (a.k.a. the Dead Continent), what was left of the continent of North America after the Sixty Minute War. When Anchorage was a Traction City, it was not predatory but gained its wealth by trading with other cities, due to more scrupulous leaders.
Ankh-Morpork Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld
Aramanth William Nicholson Wind On Fire fictional walled city in the world of William Nicholson's Wind On Fire trilogy. It is destroyed in the second book, Slaves of the Mastery when Ortiz and his raiding company attack and take the whole population (minus Kestrel) as slaves for the Mastery. Aramanth later becomes part of the Sovereignty of Gang under Bowman and Sisi's leadership.
Arkham H.P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft's work & Cthulhu Mythos
Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables
Barchester Anthony Trollope Chronicles of Barsetshire
Bayport Franklin W. Dixon The Hardy Boys
Bree J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
Castle Rock Stephen King various novels
Chester's Mill Stephen King Under the Dome
Cittàgazze Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife
Clanton, Mississippi John Grisham A Time to Kill Several of Grisham's other novels also take place, in whole or in part, in Clanton.
Cleopolis Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene
Eastwick Julian Barnes Metroland
Emerald City L. Frank Baum Various Oz Books
Esgaroth J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit
Gao Village Wu Cheng'en Journey to the West
Gormenghast Mervyn Peake Gormenghast series
Glimmerdagg, Sweden Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson Sune
Godric's Hollow J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series
Hierusalem Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene
Hogsmeade J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series
Isola Evan Hunter 87th Precinct a section of a fictional city that is the setting for the 87th Precinct series of police procedural novels written by Ed McBain (pseudonym of Evan Hunter).
Kanthapura Raja Rao Kanthapura
Lankhmar Fritz Leiber Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series
Lake Wobegon Garrison Keillor various works
Lud Stephen King Dark Tower series
Malgudi R.K. Narayan Malgudi Days
Mariposa Stephen Leacock Various short stories
Minas Tirith J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
New Carthage B. Gian James The Emergent Discord series
New Crobuzon China Miéville various works
Newford Charles de Lint various works
Opar Edgar Rice Burroughs various Tarzan novels a fictional lost city in Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Tarzan novels.
Öreskoga, Sweden Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson Bert
Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England Hugh Lofting Doctor Dolittle
R'lyeh H. P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story The Call of Cthulhu, first published in Weird Tales in 1928. According to Lovecraft's short story, R'lyeh is a sunken city in the South Pacific and the prison of the malevolent entity called Cthulhu.

The nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh…was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults. H. P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

Santa Teresa Ross Macdonald The Moving Target a fictionalized version of Santa Barbara, California, created by Ross Macdonald in his mystery The Moving Target (1949).[1]
Warlock Oakley Hall Warlock_(1958_novel)
Yian Robert W. Chambers The Maker of Moons a fictional city created by Robert W. Chambers and also referred to by H. P. Lovecraft. In the city, a great river flows under a thousand bridges, it is always summer and the sound of silver bells fills the air. In a portion of The Maker of Moons it is said to lie "across seven oceans and the river which is longer than from the Earth to the Moon."

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  1. ^ Priestman, Martin (2003). The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction. Cambridge University Press.