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.
Madeline Bray - This character, a beautiful, proud, and intelligent girl, nearly submits to her father's request to marry a much older, lecherous man so that her ailing father might have the peace of mind of knowing his daughter will have a home after he dies.
Walter Bray - At the end of a dissolute life and hopelessly in debt, this character arranges to marry his daughter off to a lecherous old miser in a deal orchestrated by Ralph.
John Browdie - This character is a simple Yorkshireman with a thick brogue, whom...
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