Presenting topics and themes in fiction is a challenge because of the subjective nature of literary criticism. This fully documented bibliography is an impressive compilation of sources that is annotated and more detailed than other bibliographies of this nature. The reader will find over 1400 citations to bibliographies of persons, places, and themes in fiction, gathered from books, parts of books, dissertations, pamphlets, and periodicals. Specific titles of novels and short stories are not cited. Listed alphabetically by author, citations are limited to works of English-language adult fiction. A detailed subject index which provides access to literary themes, occupations, people, and places, and a joint author index aids in cross-referencing. Researchers, English teachers, and students of literature will find Themes and Settings in Fiction an indispensable resource.