Friday, January 23, 2009

Ten of the best butlers in literature

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

One butler on the list:

Poole is Dr Jekyll's butler and the only character from whom Jekyll's inquisitive lawyer Mr Utterson can extract information about his increasingly odd client. We know that we are reaching the climax of the story when Poole abandons his post and his butler-like reticence to visit Utterson and confide his suspicion that his master has been murdered by Mr Hyde. . .
Read about the butler who topped Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue