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.
Geoffrey Braithwaite - This character is the sixty-one year old narrator of the story.
Flaubert - This character is a nineteenth century author.
Louise - This character is a poet and, although married, has had a number of affairs.
Ellen - This adulterous character's life support was disconnected by a spouse.
Du Camp - This author's friend was a traveling companion and an accessory to the author's affair.
Elisa - This spouse of a music publisher was the subject of an unrequited great passion.
Juliet - This character's correspondence with an...
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