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.
Flt. Lt. Peter Marlowe - The novel's protagonist, this character is a dark-skinned, craggy-faced, muscular British POW with wide shoulders and slim hips.
The King - The 25-year-old American corporal is the novel's most enigmatic character and probably the most despised and envied.
Lt./Capt. Robin Grey - This character seems to live only to put Peter Marlowe and the The King into the Utram Road jail.
Maj. Barry - A nervous, one-armed British POW, this character looks back fondly on his trip to New York in 1933.
Col. Brant - Barely...
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