Laurence - He is sent to an elite school where he meets and becomes friends with Chicago's elite. Before finishing high school, however, he goes to Canada, lies about his age and enlists to fight in World War I where he is made an aviator.
Isabel Bradley - When the reader is first introduced to her, she is vivacious, charming, slightly overweight and genuinely in love with her fiance. At the end of the novel, she is arguably the character with the most questionable morals.
Elliott Templeton - He is wealthy, with an apartment in Paris and a house on the Riviera. His manners and personality make him one of the most popular members of Parisian high society.
W. Somerset Maugham - The book is not about him, but it would have been impossible without his inclusion. Interestingly, he is referred to by name just once during...
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