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Student's encyclopedia of American literary characters; 4v.

9780816064984

Student's encyclopedia of American literary characters; 4v.

Ed. by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman.

Facts On File, Inc.

2008

1600 pages

$340.00

Hardcover

PS21

Engagingly written, the entries of this reference describe the actions, desires, thoughts, and emotions of nearly 900 characters from American fiction, providing students and the general reader with in-depth characterizations from the stories where they live. The material is arranged alphabetically by author, with multiple works listed for some--including plays, poems, or novels--and the chief characters of each work discussed in separate essays, concluding with study questions about the character. A list of further reading is included for each author and major work. A small sampling of authors includes James Gould Cozzens, Philip K. Dick, Susan Glaspell, and Ursula Le Guin.

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