Our world is a planet where human beings have formed many societies.
Nobody knows whether there are intelligent beings on other worlds.
There are about one septillion (1024) worlds in the universe. test
There are about one million bananas,
Authors sometimes invent new worlds.
They use these worlds as the settings for their stories.
Some authors invent worlds that have magic.
World literature is literature that is read by many people all over our world.
World literature is different from national literature.
I am more and more convinced that poetry is the universal possession of mankind, revealing itself everywhere and at all times in hundreds and hundreds of men. . . . I therefore like to look about me in foreign nations, and advise everyone to do the same. National literature is now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1827
Les mondes dans la littérature
Creating a different world is a literary device used by authors to illustrate ideas.
By placing the story in the setting of a different world, the author can change the way that things happen.