The Blithedale Romance Characters

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Mr. Miles Coverdale

Mr. Miles Coverdale is the main character and narrator of "The Blithedale Romance" which is told from his viewpoint. The evening before his departure to Blithedale, he is confronted by Mr. Moodie who requests a favor but then changes his mind. Coverdale goes to Blithedale where he meets Zenobia, Hollingsworth and Priscilla. When he grows ill, Hollingsworth cares for him with brotherly devotion, causing Coverdale to believe that Hollingsworth's tenderness "seems to me the reflection of God's own love" (page 25). When Coverdale tells Hollingsworth once that he does not know if he will ever be a philanthropist and asks if Hollingsworth can bear with him if such proves to be the case, Hollingsworth does not know if they can be lifelong friends if Coverdale does not strive with him toward the great object of his life, causing Coverdale to suspect that Hollingsworth watches by his bedside...

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