Please provide a character sketch from The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf with any relevant quotes.
Oliver Bacon is a man of habit and is the jeweller in The Duchess and the Jeweller. In the very first paragraph, the reader is introduced to a seemingly pedantic man, shallow and "proper" with the "right whiskies" ensuring his status in life. It does not take long for his lowly beginnings and his past to be revealed.
Unfortunately, however, for all of Oliver's progress in life and being "the richest jeweller in England," he is not satisfied and still strives for something that is missing from his life. "So Oliver snuffed always in the rich earth of Mayfair another truffle, a blacker, a bigger further off." Oliver finds...
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