List of Characters
Dorothea Brooke (Dodo)—Celia's older sister; married to Casaubon until his death, during which time she lived at Lowick Manor; later marries Ladislaw; lived with her uncle and sister at Brooke's home, Tipton Grange, until her marriage, at age 20, to Casaubon.
Celia Brooke (Kitty)—Dorothea's younger sister; marries Chettam and moves to his home, Freshitt Hall, after having lived with her uncle and sister at Tipton Grange; the mother of the baby, Arthur
Brooke—Dorothea and Cella's uncle; member of the board of the new fever hospital; friend of Casaubon for more than ten years.
Ladislaw—Casaubon's second cousin; Dorothea's second husband; Bulstrode's secret stepgrandson via Bulstrode's first wife; close friend of the Lydgates, works for Brooke; newly arrived to the area from Rome, where he had been studying art.
Lydgate—Innovative young doctor who is new to the area; studied medicine in Paris; marries Rosamond; befriends the also newly arrived Ladislaw; chief medical superintendent of the new hospital.
Rosamond (Rosy)—Daughter of Vincy; sister of Fred; married to Lydgate; niece through marriage of Bulstrode; niece of Featherstone.
Bulstrode—Banker; secret step-grandfather of Ladislaw via his first wife; head of the board of the new fever hospital; brother-in-law to Vincy via his wife, Harriet; uncle to Fred and Rosamond; calls his home "The Shrubs"; bought Stone Court from Joshua Rigg.
Fred Vincy—Son of the mayor; brother to Rosamond; in love with Mary; favored nephew of the rich and dying Featherstone.
Joshua Rigg—Inherits Featherstone's land, home (Stone Court), and most of his possessions, providing he add Featherstone to his name; probably Featherstone's son; sells Stone Court to Bulstrode.
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