Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ten best misers in literature

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

One miser on the list:
Silas Marner

Like Scrooge, the protagonist of George Eliot's novel learns to abandon his avarice. A former Methodist zealot unjustly accused of theft, Silas becomes a misanthrope and accumulates a hoard of gold in lieu of human affections. His gold is stolen, but he gets instead a golden-haired foundling child, Eppie, who teaches him humanity.
Read about the other nine misers on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue