One of the novel's major characters, he is described as: "Jubal E. Harshaw, LL.B., M.D., Sc.D., bon vivant, gourmet, sybarite, popular author extraordinary, neo-pessimist philosopher, devout agnostic, professional clown, amateur subversive, and parasite by choice." The main character of the novel, Valentine Michael Smith, founds a church and enshrines Harshaw as the patron saint, much to Harshaw's chagrin.
Other fictional appearancesEdit
Harshaw also appears in three later Heinlein novels:
- J. Neil Schulman (1999-01-31). The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana. p. 170. ISBN 1-58445-015-0.