Characters Discussed

Joe Bonaparte

Joe Bonaparte, a young violinist who becomes a prizefighter. At heart a musician, he has been laughed at and hurt by people against whom he longs to fight back. The fame and money he earns in the ring make retaliation possible but brutalize Joe and change his personality. He falls in love with Lorna Moon, who finally persuades him to give up the ring. That night, they are both killed in an automobile accident.

Tom Moody

Tom Moody, Joe Bonaparte’s fight manager and part owner.

Lorna Moon

Lorna Moon, Tom Moody’s mistress. Asked by Joe Bonaparte’s father to help the fighter find himself, she falls in love with him but feels that she...

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