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.
In this engaging and personal book, Sebastian Faulks examines and celebrates the most famous and best-loved of these dazzling fictional creations and their wider impact on British culture as a whole.
From Sherlock Holmes and Mr Darcy to Emma Woodhouse and James Bond - this is the story of the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains in all of us.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
- ISBN: 9781846079603