In the yellow notebook, George is Ella’s ex-husband, as well as the equivalent of Max Wulf (in the blue notebook) and Willi Rodde (in the black notebook) for Anna. Ella never found George attractive and married him “almost out of exhaustion”; she was relieved when he left her for another woman, but feels uncomfortable moving past him when she meets Paul Tanner.
George Quotes in The Golden Notebook
The The Golden Notebook quotes below are all either spoken by George or refer to George. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon and Schuster edition of The Golden Notebook published in 1962.).
George Character Timeline in The Golden Notebook
The timeline below shows where the character George appears in The Golden Notebook. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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They dance until about five that night—Paul Blackenhurst with Anna, Willi with Maryrose (on whom George Hounslow was also fixated), and Jimmy, somehow cut and bleeding again, by himself. This becomes... (full context)
...aware of his intentions, tries to convince him that Mr Lattimer is a threat. And George Hounslow’s son becomes common knowledge—the others joke about them realizing their relation through “some mystical... (full context)
...inside and make the coffee Mrs Lattimer wanted. Mrs Boothby threatens to fire Jackson, and George Hounslow despairs at what this would mean for Jackson’s family, which would probably have to... (full context)
...mentions that Jimmy has not returned and goes looking for him along with Anna and George Hounslow. They stumble upon Jackson in the kitchen, “angry and troubled” for the first time,... (full context)
...had. Here, she feels too entrapped by his pride, which reminds her of her ex-husband George, whom she married “almost out of exhaustion” and felt “sexually repelled by” after the divorce—he... (full context)