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What is meant by the title "The Color of Money"?

In the novel, Tevis writes: His skill on the arena of green cloth—cloth that was itself the color of money—could never be only pretense. So the idea is making the connection between the green baize ...
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What is meant by the title "The Color of Money"?

Hosek is right, but further connotations of the color of money refer to the fact that profit and gain are powerful, perhaps the most powerful, driving forces behind human behaviour (often at its worst)...
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In the mini-series "The Queen's Gambit", the character Jolene is black. Is this also the case in the novel by Walter Tevis?

Clearly, the answer is yes--that is, she is black in the novel--from my reading of the last paragraph in SlateReview . It reads (note phrase "Black orphan" near the end--and repeated "n-...
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What is meant by the title "The Color of Money"?

D. A. Hosek's quote from the novel is interesting and relevant, but fails to note that it riffing on an old phrase. The Colour of Money The colour of money is a phrase that is often used in the ...
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In the mini-series "The Queen's Gambit", the character Jolene is black. Is this also the case in the novel by Walter Tevis?

Yes, in chapter 1 of Walter Tevis's The Queen's Gambit the character Jolene is first introduced as black: The tallest girl was the black one, Jolene. She was twelve. On her second day Beth stood ...
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