Printer Friendly

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


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

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

Facts On File, Inc.


1600 pages




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.

([c]20082005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2008 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2008
Previous Article:Emotional intelligence and enterprise handbook; tools and techniques to help students succeed in life and work.
Next Article:Creating your library brand; communicating your relevance and value to your patrons.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters