Monday, September 14, 2009

Ten of the best reformations in literature

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

One reformed character on the list:
Uriah Heep

Near the end of David Copperfield, Dickens's hero embarks on a tour of a new model prison. There, in adjacent cells, he finds two exemplary inmates: his old foe Uriah Heep and Littimer*, Steerforth's sinister valet. Heep is admired by his jailors for "his pious admonitions to everybody around him".
Read about another reformation on Mullan's list.

*Littmer is one of Mullan's ten best valets in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue