Ragtime Character Descriptions

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Harry K. Thaw

Man on trial for murdering his wife's lover.

Willie Conklin

The fire chief of the Emerald Isle Company, and the instigator of the actions against Coalhouse Walker.


He owns a company that makes fireworks, flags, and other patriotic decorations. He is an explorer with a good reputation, invited to go along with Admiral Perry on an Arctic exploration.

Sigmund Freud

He visits the United States early in the book, experiences popular culture, and declares, "America is a mistake, a gigantic mistake."

Harry Houdini

He is a show-business phenomenon of his day, escaping from increasingly more difficult situations and tighter chains.

The Little Boy

It is his consciousness that grows throughout this story beginning with the impressions of someone young and naive and maturing as the story goes along.

J. Pierpont Morgan

An actual historical figure who made millions of dollars in steel and finance...

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