Best Seller

by

P.G. Wodehouse

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Mr. Mulliner Character Analysis

Egbert Mulliner’s uncle. Upon learning that Miss Postlethwaite is reading Rue for Remembrance, he tells the story of Egbert and Evangeline to the other patrons at the Angler’s Rest. It’s clear from his narration of Egbert and Evangeline’s story that he finds their sentimentality silly. However, he also seems fond of them—he mentions that he has a particular interest in Evangeline’s work, and he brings the story to a happy conclusion.

Mr. Mulliner Quotes in Best Seller

The Best Seller quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Mulliner or refer to Mr. Mulliner. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Overlook Press edition of Best Seller published in 2003.
Best Seller Quotes

“’Slovely,” said Miss Postlethwaite. “It lays the soul of Woman bare as with a scalpel.”

Page Number: 164
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Mr. Mulliner Character Timeline in Best Seller

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Mulliner appears in Best Seller. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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The Portrayal of Women Theme Icon
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...and left his beloved alone outside a moonlit manor. Her anguish attracts the attention of Mr. Mulliner , a regular at the Angler’s Rest, who recognizes the novel and asks what Miss... (full context)
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Mr. Mulliner notes that he has a particular interest in the novel’s author, Evangeline Pembury, who is... (full context)
The Absurdity of Romantic Conventions Theme Icon
Mr. Mulliner ’s narration begins with Egbert and Evangeline standing on a pier in the moonlight. A... (full context)
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...her to cash the checks and spend the money anyway. (In an aside, the narrator, Mr. Mulliner , wryly observes, “It is not the being paid money in advance that jars the... (full context)