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Pride and Prejudice

In 1813, Thomas Egerton wrote a novel, which went on to become one of Britains best loved reads still to this day. The story was made popular again to the modern generation, with the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. The 28th January marked the 200th anniversary of this phenomonal book, with many tv programs being played in dedication to this masterpiece.

The novel is set in Hertfordshire, however the exact location (Meryton) is actually a fictional area, much like Take Me Out’s ‘Isle of Fernando’, which is in fact Tenerife. Some of my favourite fictional areas have been:

  1. Camelot – Watch any film based around King Arthur of England and it will be based in the fictional town of Camelot. It might be a fictional place but I know I wanted to eat my dinner with Knight Lancelot.
  2. Gotham City – There is a positive side to this area not being real, as we don’t seem to struggle with masked maniacs attacking our cities on a daily basis, however the fictional Batman city left a strong impression on the childhood of many.
  3. The Island in Lost – No one knows where they are in the American Series ‘Lost’, and for good reason, as the Island is completely made up by a script writer. While there is a scary dark side to this island, I think we have all wanted to be on a desert Island for the experience, providing we could escape and we were provided with large quantities of alcohol.
  4. El Dorado – Many a story have been based around the city El Dorado, in South America, where massive amounts of Gold can be found. Unfortunately, you guessed it, it’s not a real place, however it does have an amazing ring to it, while it also makes you feel South American just saying the words ‘El Dorado’.

Can you think of any other famous fictional locations? Let me know in the comments below!

Written by | tombourlet

Tom Bourlet is the creator of Spaghetti Traveller and has been addicted to travelling ever since taking a roadtrip across the USA.

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