Monday, August 16, 2010

Ten of the best wicked uncles in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best wicked uncles in literature.

One uncle on the list:
Ebenezer Balfour

Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped tells of the machinations of David Balfour's evil uncle Ebenezer, who has cheated him of his rightful inheritance. After attempting to arrange his "accidental" death, David's uncle has him bound and gagged and shipped off to be a slave in the Carolinas.
Read about the other entries on Mullan's list.

also appears on Mullan's lists of ten of the best misers in literature, ten of the best shipwrecks, and ten of the best towers in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue