The Golden Bowl Characters

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Prince Amerigo

Prince Amerigo is the leading male character of this novel. He is the descendant of former, but now defunct, Italian royalty. The Prince is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the same man after whom the country of America is named. The Prince is described as an attractive man, one to whom many women have been attracted. One of his former lovers is Charlotte Stant, a woman who re-appears in London shortly before the Prince's marriage to Maggie Verver, the daughter of a wealthy collector. Although the Prince and Charlotte had considered marriage, their lack of money prohibited this union. It is stated in the novel that the Prince is one who could not live without money. While his marriage to Maggie provides him with plenty of money, it also provides Maggie's father with another bit of living history to add to his collection. Since his wife spends more...

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