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Dictionary of real people and places in fiction
Rintoul, M. C.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [1993]

Physical Description:
x, 1184 pages ; 25 cm
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Central Library PN56.4 .R56 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Fascinating and comprehensive in scope, the Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fictionis a valuable source for both students and teachers of literature, and for those interested in locating the facts behind the fiction they read. In a single, scholarly volume, it provides intriguing insight into the real identity of people and places in the novels of over 300 American and British authors published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Table of Contents

A selection of the authors coveredJane Austen and Saul Bellow and Lewis Carroll and Joseph Conrad and Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell and James Joyce and Rudyard Kipling and Gertrude Stein and W.M. Thackeray
A selection of the characters revealed: Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights
Sergeant Cuff in The Moonstone
Clyde Griffiths in An American Tragedy
Charlotte Bartlett in A Room With A View
Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow
Lord Marchmain in Brideshead
Revisited and Lady Isobel Vane in East Lynne
A selection of the people identified
Ezra Pound in Bid Me to Live
Vita Sackville-West in The Flower Beneath the Foot
E.M. Forster in The Third Man
John Don Passos in The Sun Also Rises and Percy Bysshe Shelley in The Aspern Papers

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