Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter Word

Today's Word: Resurrection

The definition should be easy, so to add an element of intrigue, name the famous "Resurrection Man" from a nineteenth century novel and explain why he is called a Resurrection Man. Obviously, you have to be able to name the novelist and the novel. Hint: the novel is considered, by many, to be the most sophisticated novel in the English language.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike
Way to go!
Have fun blogging.Don R.

DEREK said...

At last, a fellow sufferer, but one who is, at least, doing something about it. The Resurrection Man you have in mind, I think, could be Jerry Cruncher, from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. He drove a coach by day and perpetrated his other nefarious profession during the nocturnal hours. The two most famous non-fiction Resurrection Men were Burke and Hare who, like Jerry, dug up recently buried corpses to sell to the eminent surgeons of the times. In their case it was Dr.Robert Knox, of 19th-century Edinburgh, Scotland (not Edinborough as they spell it in Windsor). Excellent blog, by the way. D.H. (A.K.A.)Brassett.