Monday, October 03, 2011

Ten of the best fat men in literature

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

One entry on the list:
Jos Sedley

Scheming Becky Sharp, in Thackeray's Vanity Fair, hears that her friend Amelia Sedley's brother Joseph is rich and single. "A very stout, puffy man, in buckskins and Hessian boots, with several immense neckcloths that rose almost to his nose, with a red striped waistcoat and an apple green coat with steel buttons almost as large as crown pieces", he is a sitting duck…
Read about another book on the list.

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

Also see Mullan's list of ten of the best thin men in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue