The French Lieutenant's Woman Character Descriptions

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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."


Charles' servant who enjoys a friendly, trusting relationship with his master, however he betrays that trust when he determines to blackmail Charles.

Charles Smithson

A young, English gentleman whose distinguishing trait is laziness. While he wrestles with his position in the world, he turns his attention to science, specifically to a study of fossils.

Aunt Tranter

She is a fitting contrast to Mrs. Poulteney in her role...

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