This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Count Ladislaus de Almásy - This character was thought to be allied with the Germans and is captured by the English.
David Caravaggio - This Canadian is middle-aged and joins the war effort as a spy for the Allies in Italy.
Geoffrey Clifton - This character is an Englishman of high social standing and is killed when his plane crashes in the desert.
Katharine Clifton - This character has an intense interest in the desert and is mortally wounded in a plane crash.
The English Patient - This character's dialogue consists...
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