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See also Futility.Aldegonde, Lord St.
bored nobleman, empty of pursuits. [Br. Lit.: Lothair]
(1821–1867) French poet whose dissipated lifestyle led to inner despair. [Fr. Lit.: NCE, 248]
Des Esseintes, Jean
housewife suffers from ennui. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
in dissipation and isolation, develops morbid ennui. [Fr. Lit.: Against the Grain]
thorough gentleman, weary of everything. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Povey, Constance Baines
Russian landowner; embodiment of physical and mental sloth. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov]
uneventful thoughts, marriage best described as routine. [Br. Lit.: The Old Wives’ Tale, Magill I, 684–686]
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