Eccentricity Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Eccentricity

  1. Addams Family weird family, presented in grotesque domesticity. [TV: Terrace, I, 29]
  2. Boynton, Nanny travels with set of Encyclopaedia Britannica to settle disputes. [Am. Lit.: “Percy” in Stories, 634–644]
  3. Dick, Mr. odd but harmless old gentleman. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  4. Doolittle, Doctor veterinarian who talks to animals. [Children’s Lit.: Dr. Doolittle]
  5. Flite, Miss “ancient” ward in Chancery. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
  6. Great-Aunt Dymphna outlandish dresser who pointedly doesn’t eat meat. [Children’s Lit.: The Growing Summer, Fisher 124–127]
  7. Havisham, Miss jilted bride turns into witchlike old woman. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  8. Longstocking, Pippi outrageous, rebellious, imaginative child. [Children’s Lit.: Pippi Longstocking]
  9. Madeline individualist; only girl “out of line.” [Children’s Lit.: Madeline, Fisher, 196]
  10. Madwoman of Chaillot delightfully pixilated old woman manages to exploit the Parisian exploiters. [Fr. Lit.: The Madwoman of Chaillot, Benét, 618]
  11. Pickwick, Mr. (Samuel) jolly “conformist” who understands anything but the obvious. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
  12. Poppins, Mary English nanny who practises levitation, flies up chimneys, etc. [Children’s Lit.: Mary Poppins, Fisher, 218]
  13. Salus, St. Simeon behaved queerly to share outcasts’ contempt. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 311]