The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Ankh-Morpork

The largest city on Discworld, Ankh-Morpork is located on the coast of the central Unknown Continent. It is divided in two by the shallow, polluted River Ankh. It is home to Unseen University (UU), Discworld's premier school of magic, where some of the early action in the novel is set. Ankh-Morpork plays a minimal role in this novel.

Bugarup

The rough-and-ready capital city of the last continent of Fourecks, Bugarup becomes the setting for the novel's most dramatic moments. Protagonist Rincewind the Wizzard is repeatedly warned against going to Bugarup, but is determined to book passage aboard a ship for Ankh-Morpork. It is said to be full only of "wowsers and pooftahs" (p. 200), which is Australian slang for puritans and male homosexuals. Prominent features of Bugarup include: the harbor; the Opera House said to resemble an open box of tissues; a prison where the Prime Minister resides...

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