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The Resource Fabulous monsters : Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends, Alberto Manguel ; with illustrations by the author

Fabulous monsters : Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends, Alberto Manguel ; with illustrations by the author

Label
Fabulous monsters : Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends
Title
Fabulous monsters
Title remainder
Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel ; with illustrations by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles Alberto Manguel, in a style both charming and erudite, examines how literary characters live with us from childhood on. Throughout the years, they change their identities and emerge from behind their stories to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and the world itself. Manguel's favorite characters include Jim from Huckleberry Finn, Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye, Job and Jonah from the Bible, Little Red Riding Hood and Captain Nemo, Hamlet's mother, and Dr. Frankenstein's maligned Monster. Sharing his unique powers as a reader, Manguel encourages us to establish our own literary relationships. An intimate preface and Manguel's own "doodles" complete this delightful and magical book
  • The author discusses literary characters including his own favourite characters
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
808.3/97
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M34845
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Fabulous monsters : Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends, Alberto Manguel ; with illustrations by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don Juan
  • Lilith
  • The Wandering Jew
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Phoebe
  • Hsing-chen
  • Jim
  • The Chimera
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Queegueg
  • Preface
  • Tyrant Banderas
  • Cide Hamete Benegeli
  • Job
  • Quasimodo
  • Casaubon
  • Satan
  • The Hippogriff
  • Captain Nemo
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Sandy
  • Monsieur Bovary
  • Jonah
  • Dona Emilia
  • The Wendigo
  • Heidi's grandfather
  • Clever Elsie
  • Long John Silver
  • Karagöz and Hacivat
  • Émile
  • Sinbad
  • Wakefield
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Dracula
  • Alice
  • Faust
  • Gertrude
  • Superman
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780300247381
Lccn
2019936416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1994323
  • 914209
Label
Fabulous monsters : Dracula, Alice, Superman, and other literary friends, Alberto Manguel ; with illustrations by the author
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don Juan
  • Lilith
  • The Wandering Jew
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Phoebe
  • Hsing-chen
  • Jim
  • The Chimera
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Queegueg
  • Preface
  • Tyrant Banderas
  • Cide Hamete Benegeli
  • Job
  • Quasimodo
  • Casaubon
  • Satan
  • The Hippogriff
  • Captain Nemo
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Sandy
  • Monsieur Bovary
  • Jonah
  • Dona Emilia
  • The Wendigo
  • Heidi's grandfather
  • Clever Elsie
  • Long John Silver
  • Karagöz and Hacivat
  • Émile
  • Sinbad
  • Wakefield
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Dracula
  • Alice
  • Faust
  • Gertrude
  • Superman
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 228 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780300247381
Lccn
2019936416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1994323
  • 914209

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