Janey Archer - This character and her mother grow ferns, do needlework, and seek out the latest gossip.
Mrs. Archer - This character follows social rules and manners to the letter and tries to protect her grown daughter from certain topics because she is unmarried.
Newland Archer - This is the main character of the novel who lives with his widowed mother and his unmarried sister.
Julius Beaufort - This character's importance in the social arena is strengthened by the fact that he and his wife have the only private ballroom in their community.
Regina Beaufort - This character marries her husband for the unconventional reason that he has recently become a millionaire.
Sillerton Jackson - This character is uniquely able to understand how all the pieces of history fit into the sprawling family trees of the upper class.
Lawrence Lefferts - This character often lectures on...
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