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Dictionary of Literary Characters, 5-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Michael D. Sollars
  • From the Series: Dictionary of Literary Characters
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816073791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7379-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $400.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 809
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 2576


Dictionary of Literary Characters is a stunning, five-volume set containing descriptions of more than 40,000 characters in great literary works from the United States, Britain, and around the world. The wide assortment of characters featured in this comprehensive work are compiled from novels, short stories, and plays—ranging from such ancient classics as Sophocles' Antigone to 21st-century prizewinners such as Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex. No other reference work covers such an extensive assortment of characters from so many different works of literature.

Appendixes include alphabetical lists of authors and literary works covered in the set.

Characters covered include:

  • The 17 main characters in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The 87 main characters in Charles Dickens' Bleak House
  • The 10 main characters in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner
  • The 14 main characters in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • The eight main characters in Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
  • The 33 main characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
  • The 14 main characters in Albert Camus's The Stranger
  • The 10 main characters in Don Delillo's Underworld
  • The 22 main characters in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
  • The nine main characters in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun
  • The five main characters in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
  • The 15 main characters in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The 20 main characters in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
  • The three main characters in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
  • The 15 main characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring
  • and many more works.


Appendixes. In five volumes.

About the Author(s)

Michael D. Sollars is associate professor of English at Texas Southern University. He is the editor of numerous scholarly journals and books, including The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel: 1900 to the Present. He has also published extensively on modernism, existentialism, Samuel Beckett, and modern theater.

Reviews and Awards

"A valuable addition to large collections."

School Library Journal

"Recommended for academic libraries and large public libraries."


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