667. Unscrupulousness (See also Trickery.)
- Blas, Gil educated rogue on warpath for self-gain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas ]
- Brass, Sampson unprincipled attorney. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop ]
- Bray, Walter to clear his debts to old Gride, arranges to have Gride many his daughter. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
- Butler, Rhett war profiteer; morality not a concern. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind ]
- Claudio asks sister to sacrifice her virtue to save his life. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure ]
- Dodson and Fogg unscrupulous lawyers who file breach-ofpromise suit against Mr. Pickwick. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers ]
- Duroy, George climbs to wealth by exploiting wife’s disgrace. [Fr. Lit.: Bel-Ami ]
- Hajji Baba clever rogue travels around Persia taking glamorous jobs for illicit gain. [Fr. Lit.: Hajji Baba of Ispahan in Magill I, 343]
- Henchard, Michael when drunk offers wife and child for sale. [Br. Lit.: The Mayor of Casterbridge ]
- Livia she poisoned whoever interfered with her plans. [Br. Lit.: I, Claudius ]
- Prince, The practicality in power; end justifies means. [Ital. Lit.: The Prince ]
- Steele, Lucy jilts Edward for his brother Robert to take advantage of a switch of their inheritance. [Br. Lit.: Sense and Sensibility ]
- Tweed, William Marcy “Boss” (1823–1878) corrupt politico; controlled New York City government (1863-1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]
- Winterset, Duke de commonly described as “an English scoundrel.” [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616–617]
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