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667. Unscrupulousness (See also Trickery.)

  1. Blas, Gil educated rogue on warpath for self-gain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas ]
  2. Brass, Sampson unprincipled attorney. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop ]
  3. Bray, Walter to clear his debts to old Gride, arranges to have Gride many his daughter. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
  4. Butler, Rhett war profiteer; morality not a concern. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind ]
  5. Claudio asks sister to sacrifice her virtue to save his life. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure ]
  6. Dodson and Fogg unscrupulous lawyers who file breach-ofpromise suit against Mr. Pickwick. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers ]
  7. Duroy, George climbs to wealth by exploiting wifes disgrace. [Fr. Lit.: Bel-Ami ]
  8. Hajji Baba clever rogue travels around Persia taking glamorous jobs for illicit gain. [Fr. Lit.: Hajji Baba of Ispahan in Magill I, 343]
  9. Henchard, Michael when drunk offers wife and child for sale. [Br. Lit.: The Mayor of Casterbridge ]
  10. Livia she poisoned whoever interfered with her plans. [Br. Lit.: I, Claudius ]
  11. Prince, The practicality in power; end justifies means. [Ital. Lit.: The Prince ]
  12. Steele, Lucy jilts Edward for his brother Robert to take advantage of a switch of their inheritance. [Br. Lit.: Sense and Sensibility ]
  13. Tweed, William Marcy Boss (18231878) corrupt politico; controlled New York City government (1863-1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]
  14. Winterset, Duke de commonly described as an English scoundrel. [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616617]