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Miserliness

See also Stinginess.
Collyer brothers
(Homer, 1882–1947) (Langely, 1886–1947) wealthy brothers who lived barren and secluded lives in junk-laden Harlem mansion. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1947) 116; Am. Lit.: My Brother’s Keeper.]
Grandet, Monsieur
his loathsome miserliness and greed ruin the lives of his family. [Fr. Lit.: Eugenie Grandet in Magill I, 258]
Green, Hetty
(1834–1916) “Witch of Wall Street”; financial wizard whose miserliness became legendary. [Am. Hist.: The Day They Shook the Plum Tree]
Harpagon
his hoard of money means more to him than do his children. [Fr. Drama: Moliere The Miser]
Marner, Silas
cares only to amass gold; robbed of it, he finds new meaning in love for abandoned child. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 930]
McTeague, Trina
loves to count her hoard of coins, is niggardly with her husband. [Am. Lit.: McTeague, Magill I, 537; Am. Cinema: Greed, Halliwell, 176]
Plyushkin
incredibly miserly landowner serves Tchitchikov a year-old Easter cake. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol Dead Souls]
Scrooge
“grasping old sinner” who learns that miserliness leads only to loneliness and pain. [Br. Lit.: “A Christmas Carol” in Benét, 196]
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