Long Lived Characters

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Thu Mar 18 04:41:17 EST 2004


Hmm. I suppose if you regard God as the author of the Bible, and also as a
recurring character in its various books (would it be fair to describe the
Bible as a kind of occasional autobiography?), then that combo's going to be
hard to beat.  that  Even if you think the earliest books were written as
late as, say, the Babylonian captivity, the writing still stretches over 700
years or so, beating P.G. Wodehouse by a considerable margin - and if you
take the old-fashioned line and date the Pentateuch to the time of Moses
you've stretched the period of composition almost up to 2,000 years. Hercule
Poirot, eat your heart out!

Charlie


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sally Odgers" <sodgers at tassie.net.au>
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> Lessa and F'lar from Anne McCaffrey's "Pern" series have been around for
> well over 30 years.
>
> Sallyo.
>
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