This new edition of Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters has been revised and expanded to bring it thoroughly up to date. More than 6,500 entries provide a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English ? from the Wife of Bath to Bertie Wooster, from Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter. New features include concise biographies of the authors, entertaining essays on such topics as ?The Detective in Fiction” and ?The Characters of Charles Dickens,” and an appendix of literary awards.Book News
This reference for students and general readers contains more than 6,500 entries on characters from novels, plays, and poetry created by writers in English. Arranged alphabetically, these brief biographies discuss well-known fictional characters such as Bilbo Baggins, Jane Eyre, and Hamlet, as well as many others who are less familiar. This revised edition of the classic reference (originally published in 1994) features eight new essays on topics such as the "angry young man" and literary sidekicks. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Blackwell North Amer
Through concise and informative entries, Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters provides a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English.
Ranging from such classic names in fiction as Elizabeth Bennett and David Copperfield, to contemporary literary stars such as Harry Potter and Captain Corelli, entries provide the essential information about characters' personalities and roles. A browser's delight, Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters is packed with information.