The Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser Series Characters

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Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser share with such other successful series characters as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, and Star Trek's Mr. Spock the appeal of the exotic personality rendered familiar. Neither is particularly deep, but Leiber has gradually given each of them enough quirks and peculiarities to make them considerably more complex than the simplistic barbarian heroes who dominate most sword and sorcery fiction, Robert E. Howard's Conan, for example, or John Jakes's Brak the Barbarian. In the early stories the two characters were little more than likable rogues, good-natured carousers, and sturdy adventurers but, like many long-running series characters, Fafhrd and the Mouser have subtly evolved over the years, becoming more world weary and cynical, perhaps reflecting Leiber's own life experience.

It is perhaps interesting to note that a number of the girlfriends who accompany Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser on their adventures are not entirely human. (Two of...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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