Charles' pretty fiancee is a typical Victorian woman--obedient and demure, with an intense fear of sexuality.
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.
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.
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.
She is a fitting contrast...
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