Master List of Characters
Mr. Daniel Touchett—A wealthy American banker who now resides in England.
Ralph Touchett—Mr. Touchett’s ailing son.
Lord Warburton—A wealthy English aristocrat and close friend of Ralph Touchett.
Mrs. Lydia Touchett—Mr. Touchett’s wife and Ralph’s mother. She has arrived from America with her niece, Isabel Archer.
Isabel Archer—A young American woman who is visiting England for the first time. She is Mr. and Mrs.
Touchett’s niece, and Ralph’s cousin.
Lilian Ludlow—Isabel’s sister who lives with her husband and children in New York City.
Edmund Ludlow—A New York lawyer, married to Lilian.
Edith Archer—Isabel’s other sister. She lives in the American West with her engineer husband.
Caspar Goodwood—A young American businessman who is in love with Isabel.
Henrietta Stackpole—Isabel’s opinionated friend from America.
Miss Molyneux—Lord Warburton’s sister.
Mildred Molyneux—Warburton’s youngest sister.
Vicar of Lockleigh—Lord Warburton’s brother; a burly ex-wrestler who is now a clergyman.
Bob Bantling—Ralph’s bachelor friend from London.
Madame Serena Merle—A friend of the Touchetts who meets Isabel at Gardencourt.
Edward (Ned) Rosier—A young American, living in Paris, who had been acquainted with Isabel’s family in the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Luce—An American expatriate couple who are living in Paris.
Gilbert Osmond—An old friend of Madame Merle’s who is living with his daughter in Italy.
Pansy Osmond—Gilbert Osmond’s young daughter.
Sister Catherine—A nun from the convent in Switzerland where Pansy attends school.
Sister Justine—Another nun from the Swiss convent.
Countess Gemini—Gilbert Osmond’s sister.
Mr. Hilary—Daniel Touchett’s attorney.