Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ten of the best moustaches in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best moustaches in literature.

One entry on the list:
Rawdon Crawley

A captain in the Dragoons, the foolish Rawdon likes to twirl his moustache in order to impress Becky Sharp in Thackeray's Vanity Fair. He claims that only soldiers should wear moustaches and, to confirm his opinion, the cowardly Joe Sedley gets his barber to shave off his moustache when he fears that the French army is about to reach Brussels.
Read about another entry on the list.

Vanity Fair also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best pianos in literature and Thomas Mallon's list.

Also see: Ten of the best beards in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue