Those episodes about the innocent misadventurer
, Owen Skye, were best-loved gifts; so, of course, Alan reused the idea and wrote more stories for different occasions until he had another collection.
Coleridge had been an opium user since his schooldays, and his ultimate reliance on the drug had been public knowledge since at least 1821, if not since 1798 with the publication of Charles Lloyd's roman a clef Edmund Oliver, in which a thinly disguised Coleridge appears as a misadventurer
in a perpetual fog of opium.
For example, Martin Norden in his 1994 book, The Cinema of Isolation, distinguishes ten specific disabled character types that have evolved over the years in Hollywood films, from the Comic Misadventurer
to the High-Tech Guru.
Bill's comments were echoed by a Singapore flash mob, which identified its members as "urban misadventurers
bent on breaking up the blah .
are not alone, however, and we come by our aimlessness honestly.
Such critical misadventurers
, opines Cunningham, produce "failures with fact" that are also "clear failures of tact," "trampl[ing] all over the poem" (p.