About this book
Ever since "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. This book examines and celebrates the most famous and best-loved of these dazzling fictional creations and their wider impact on British culture as a whole.
Paperback edition of Faulks' guide to characters in English literature, which tied in with his BBC TV series. Faulks looks at the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains in novels, including Sherlock Holmes, Mr Darcy, Emma Wodehouse and James Bond. From the author of "Birdsong" and "Human Traces". 'Full of personal anecdotes and warm-blooded opinions.' Sam Leith, "The Spectator"