Gantry, Elmer

Gantry, Elmer

fire and brimstone, fraudulent revivalist. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]

Gantry, Elmer

personifies hypocrisy and corruption in America’s religious practices. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]

Gantry, Elmer

ranting preacher succumbs to alcohol, fornication, theft, and cowardice. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]

Gantry, Elmer

fire-breathing, hypocritical preacher. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
See: Ranting
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