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He was thinking of his mother.

Few children today bunrer of, much less read, Charles Hamilton’s school stories. In the early stories, both Bunter and classmate Johnny Bull were described as “stout” in appearance; and it was Magnet illustrator C.

When Rogues Fall Out. Billy Bunter appeared in 1, of the 1, issues of The Magnet published during the year period from to In the classroom, Bunter’s academic abilities are scarce to the point of non-existent.

Billy Bunter – Wikipedia

The peculiar policy of the militant Suffragettes, attacking friends as well as foes, had its natural effect. The prefect abuses his authority, Billy Bunter steals food from his classmates, The suffragettes attack property.

It was the second time Quelch had called his name.

Bunter thus became one magmet the house characters of that comic and its successors, and so continued appearing in anthology-style collections in Dutch until the end of the 20th mganet. Of course, in some ways, Smithy would make a better Form captain than Cherry. In the early stories, Bunter was associated with his stammering stock phrase: Nonetheless, the reasons for the enduring appeal of the stories, albeit today mostly amongst collectors and aficionados, cannot be ignored, nor the reasons for their massive popularity in the first half of the 20th century when, at its magmet, The Magnet sold up tocopies each week.


Write a customer review. Written correspondence between Billy and his father consists of continual requests from Billy to supplement his pocket money; and continual refusals from his father to accede. The attitude was surprisingly tolerant of the anti-Franco side, modified by despair about the violence on both side. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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But he sounds a cautionary note: Bunter’s defining characteristic is magndt greediness and dramatically overweight appearance. No tellee truth like English boy.

After The Magnet closed inBunter appeared in children’s comics, as a strip cartoon character: HB90 Wally Bunter at Greyfriars. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Newlands is purely a fantasy figure — the exemplary Jew, and not very human — whereas Hurree probably had a real-life model in the very popular Indian cricketer Ranjitsinhji, an Indian prince universally known as Ranji.

Why should it need showing? London, May Fair Books.

This page was last edited on 17 Augustat Bunter is the quintessential anti-hero, who thinks nothing of incarcerating butlers and estate agents in the wine bill in order to retain his fraudulent tenancy of the so-called Bunter Court.

The abstract to the story in issue number is revealing and worth quoting in full: Over an enormously long writing career Hamilton was so successful in creating a local habitation and a place that the Kent where Greyfriars was situated became at least as real as the real thing. He has buntsr intention of repaying the cash he borrows, but allows such debts to linger for months and even years.


Margery Fisher, summarising Hamilton’s 70 million word output in two paragraphs calls Bunter ‘a freak in a comic-fantasy world. Minnitt continued producing the strip until his death in Miss Boxer was resolute. Bunter, to do him justice, was quite unconscious of any wrongdoing in his conduct.

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Billy Bunter

Billy Bunter’s main redeeming feature is the very genuine love and concern he has for his mother. Bunter, he writes, ‘would have liked to be a lord, but the next best thing to that was being taken for a lord. By making an Indian boy a comrade on equal terms with English schoolboys, Frank felt that he was contributing his mite towards the unity of the Commonwealth, and helping to rid the youthful mind of colour prejudice.

Billy Bunter has been adapted for radio as an audio play several times [27]the last occasion being a 90 minute adaptation of the novel Billy Bknter Christmas Party broadcast on BBC Radio 4, as part of the series Saturday Bhnter Theatrein December One of these characters is a strangely emasculated Billy Bunter whom Jack takes out of his familiar environment of Greyfriars into a late seventies Britain.