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Shaving in novels

"Surely," thought I, "he is not going to try to shave." But so it was.
Taking the piece of fat with which he had greased his boots, Good
washed it thoroughly in the stream. Then diving again into the bag he
brought out a little pocket razor with a guard to it, such as are
bought by people who are afraid of cutting themselves, or by those
about to undertake a sea voyage.

Henry Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines (1885), Chapter 7.


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I like the scene in Bram Stoker - Dracula!
Not a novel but there's a Sherlock Holmes story where Watson illustrates Holmes's deductive capabilities when he deduces that Watson shaves with a window to one side of where he stands which explains why one side of Watson's face is better shaved than the other. I don't have my copy of the collected stories to hand or I'd copy it in.
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed...

It says it all. There are also mentions of "skin food" and "peau d'Espagne" (a.k.a Spanish Leather) in the same novel.
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From ulyssesseen.com.
Hrm, I saw no-one had stated the obvious yet:

Sweeney Todd!

More of a British myth or urban legend than a novel, but it was interpreted in a movie by Tim Burton in 2007.

I immediately think of Salinger's Franny and Zooey, a considerable portion of which takes place in the bathroom while Zooey bathes and shaves.

"Not five minutes later, Zooey, with his hair combed wet, stood barefoot at the washbowl, wearing a pair of beltless dark-gray sharkskin slacks, a face towel across his bare shoulders. A pre-shaving ritual had already been put into effect. The window blind had been raised halfway; the bathroom door had been set ajar to let the steam escape and clear the mirrors; a cigarette had been lit, dragged on, and placed within easy reach on the frosted-glass ledge under the medicine-cabinet mirror. At the moment, Zooey had just finished squeezing lather cream onto the end of a shaving brush. He put the tube of lather, without re-capping it, somewhere into the enamel background, out of his way. He passed the flat of his hand squeakily back and forth over the face of the medicine-cabinet mirror, wiping away most of the mist. Then he began to lather his face. His lathering technique was very much out of the ordirary, although identical in spirit with his actual shaving technique. That is, although he looked into the mirror while he lathered, he didn't watch where his brush was moving but, instead, looked directly into his own eyes, as though his eyes were neutral territory, a no man's land in a private war against narcissism he had been fighting since he was seven or eight years old..."

Over the next 12 pages or so he continues to shave while talking to his mother, switching the blade out between passes, and ends up dropping the razor in the wastebasket.
How about the scene where Al Capone is getting a shave in The Untouchables! If I remember correctly, he even gets cut by the barber.
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