Effi Briest Character Descriptions

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Effi von Innstetten née Briest

This character is the novel's protagonist.

Geert von Innstetten

This character is a Landrat.

The von Briests

These characters have an estate in Hohen-Cremmin.

Dagobert Briest

This character is a lieutenant in the Alexander Regiment.

The Chinaman

This character is only seen in a small picture in the Innstetten's home.


This character is a cook in Kessin.

Major Crampas

This character dies in the dunes of Kessin.


This character is a butler in Kessin.

Roswitha Gellenhagen

This character becomes a nurse in Kessin.

Alonzo Gieshübler

This character is Kessin's chemist.

The Grasenabbs

These characters are aristocrats living in Kroschentin.

The Jahnkes

This family includes twin girls.


This character is a maid in Kessin.

The Kruses

These characters are unneeded servants when the Innstettens move to Berlin.

Pastor Lindequist

This character is successor to Pastor Trippel.

The Niemeyers


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