Baker & Taylor Entries cover characters in American novels published from 1789 through 2000.
Book News The first edition (1990) had 1100 entries and was contained in one volume; but now two volumes are necessary for the 16,000 entries covering characters in novels published from 1789 through 2000. Arranged alphabetically, the entries identify each character in a sentence or two. Indexing (in each volume) is by author and title. The editor is a professor of American literature at the U. of South Carolina. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)