Lie Down in Darkness Characters

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MIlton Loftis

A mediocre lawyer at best, Milton Loftis is the product of a domineering, patrician father and a lovely, refined mother who dies much too soon. Sent to the University of Virginia at the age of 17, Milton finds the freedom of being away from his father rather burdensome and his response is to drink. By the time Milton graduates, he is a full-blown alcoholic; something which proves his physical and emotional undoing later in life. Milton Loftis and Helen Peyton Loftis have been married for over 20 years. Once quite handsome, Milton is now somewhere in his fifties and although somewhat flabby, he still cuts a decent figure even at this sad stage of his life. The love of his life is his younger daughter Peyton. He is an indulgent and sentimental father where she is concerned. Milton's relationship with his older daughter Maudie is one of considerable, tender...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lie Down in Darkness from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.