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.
Ernestina Freeman - Charles' pretty fiancee is a typical Victorian woman--obedient and demure, with an intense fear of sexuality.
Dr. Grogan - Charles' old bachelor friend and confidante who encourages Charles to view Sarah as a fascinating study in human behavior but tries to dissuade him from entering into a relationship with her.
Mrs. Poulteney - She takes in Sarah to prove her own pious, charitable nature. She is "the epitome of all the most crassly arrogant traits of the ascendant British Empire."
Sam - Charles' servant who enjoys a friendly...
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