Baker & Taylor Identifies characters in leading American novels through 1979
Book News Some 11,000 alphabetical entries offer ready reference to the most significant characters in American novels. The volume spans nearly two centuries, from 1789, the date of the first American novel, The power of sympathy , to 1980, when Norman Mailer's The Executioner's song won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. An appendix lists famous series characters such as Tarzan, Nick Carter, and Charlie Chan. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.