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.
Humphrey - He is known throughout by several appellations. He was born around 1858 and is thirty-five years old when the events described in the novel take place. He spent his entire childhood and adolescence involved in scholarly education and eschewed any sports or other physical activities. His extremely frail physique and total lack of boyishness earned him the nickname "Sissy."
Captain Wolf Larsen - He was born aboard a ship at sea about a hundred miles from Romsdal Fiord in Norway. His birth year is not noted but was probably near...
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