Re: dumb American millionaires
- --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, Carola Dunn <caroladunn@...>
> >>I get sick of Americans always being presented
> as long-named, ignorant millionaires from the Midwest too.>>
> John Buchan had a very savvy American millionaire in the Richard
> On the other hand, his remarks on the characteristic shape of the
> head are beyond belief...I re-read GREENMANTLE recently, and was surprised at how modern most
of his attitudes are. There are some comments about the need for
mercy to the average German that would not have been as easy to make
in 1916 as they are now.
As regards non-stereotyped American millionaires....
Julius Hersheimmer in Christie's THE SECRET ADVERSARY.
Rex van Ryn in Dennis Wheatley's thrillers (3 INQUISITIVE PEOPLE etc).
- Yes, but he does have a nice German, Gaudian, in Greenmantle (who also pops up in the 3 Hostages, (I think) and there is the very touching scene with the poor woodcutter's family in the same book.? If JB had a problem, it's that he could rarely whack up enough ire to do a really decent villain, so Stumm is to be enjoyed, rather than otherwise, as one of his few really nasty characters - even if he does have an odd head!? Tommy Beresford made much the same observation in N or M.? Fighting World Wars probably doesn't make for the most balanced outlook.
From: Carola Dunn <caroladunn@...>
Sent: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 0:28
Subject: [GAdetection] Re: dumb American millionaires
>>I get sick of Americans always being presentedas long-named, ignorant millionaires from the Midwest too.>>
John Buchan had a very savvy American millionaire in the Richard Hannay
On the other hand, his remarks on the characteristic shape of the German
head are beyond belief...
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