Thursday, October 20, 2016
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER
Posted by Bob
The Devil and Daniel Webster is a 1936 novel by Stephen Vincent Benét, made into a movie of the same name in 1941. The plot features a man who sold his soul to the devil for material gain.
Of course Webster is the key player in the story. Like our own, Benét's Webster has a way with words. The clarity of expression, imagery and brevity of his words made his every utterance memorable. So there is an apt comparison between our Webster as we cheer him on in our struggle and the historical figure of Daniel Webster.
The other major figure in Benet's fiction is a man who sold his soul to the devil for material gain. If there is such a character in our struggle the reader can--well...
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Daniel Webster January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852