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Major characters in American fiction

Author: Jack Salzman; Pamela Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994.
Series: Henry Holt reference book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Developed at Columbia University's Center for American Culture Studies, Major Characters in American Fiction offers a true representation of the diversity of American literature. Its essays on the "lives" of nearly 1,600 characters explore all the richness of American society through figures as varied in ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and experience as the American people." "Inhabiting fictional works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Salzman; Pamela Wilkinson
ISBN: 0805030603 9780805030600
OCLC Number: 30354024
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 952 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Major characters in American fiction --
List of authors --
List of titles --
List of characters' alternate names.
Series Title: Henry Holt reference book.
Responsibility: general editors, Jack Salzman and Pamela Wilkinson ; with Lucile Bruce, Janet Dean, Cybele Merrick, and the staff of the Columbia University Center for American Culture Studies.

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"Developed at Columbia University's Center for American Culture Studies, Major Characters in American Fiction offers a true representation of the diversity of American literature. Its essays on the "lives" of nearly 1,600 characters explore all the richness of American society through figures as varied in ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and experience as the American people." "Inhabiting fictional works written from 1790 through 1991, the figures profiled in Major Characters are presented in biographical essays that tell each one's life story and are drawn from novels and short stories that represent every era, genre, and style of American fictional writing."--Jacket.

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