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A Room with a View | Characters

Character Description
Lucy Honeychurch Lucy Honeychurch, the protagonist of the book, is a young woman of good family and social standing. Read More
George Emerson George Emerson is a deeply feeling, deeply thinking young man who questions whether life is worth living, and searches for meaning in man's existence. Read More
Cecil Vyse Cecil Vyse is an intelligent but uptight English aristocrat with inflexible, sometimes shallow ideas on how life ought to be lived and how people ought to behave. Read More
Charlotte Bartlett Charlotte Bartlett is an impoverished old maid with firm ideas on how people should behave. Read More
Mrs. Honeychurch Mrs. Marian Honeychurch, a likable, plain-spoken widow, wants nothing more than her children's happiness and to enjoy her placid life in the countryside. Read More
Mr. Emerson Mr. Emerson, a philosophical, passionate man, often offends others with his blunt way of speaking truths they would rather not hear. Read More
Miss Catherine Alan Miss Catherine Alan is a well-to-do, kindly spinster and tourist who stays in the same pension in Florence as Lucy and Charlotte.
Miss Theresa Alan Like her sister Catherine, Miss Theresa Alan is an elderly, well-meaning spinster with a sense of adventure.
Minnie Beebe Minnie Beebe, niece of Mr. Beebe, is a high-spirited 13-year-old who stays with the Honeychurches for a short time.
Mr. Beebe Mr. Beebe, or the Reverend Arthur Beebe, is an amiable clergyman with a kind heart and the best of intentions to help others.
Signora Bertolini Signora Bertolini is an Englishwoman who runs the pension Bertolini in Florence.
Mr. Cuthbert Eager Mr. Cuthbert Eager, or Reverend Cuthbert Eager, is a pretentious English clergyman who lives in Florence and spreads harmful gossip about Mr. Emerson.
Mr. Floyd Mr. Floyd is a friend of Freddy Honeychurch who comes to visit Windy Corner.
Freddy Honeychurch Freddy Honeychurch is Lucy's 19-year-old brother, a fun-loving, energetic young man of high spirits and an independent mind.
Miss Eleanor Lavish Miss Eleanor Lavish is a gossip-loving, rather condescending novelist who publishes a tawdry novel inspired by her time in Italy.
Sir Harry Otway Sir Harry Otway, a wealthy landowner in Lucy's town of Summer Street, prefers not to interact with lower-class people.
Miss Pole Miss Pole is a tourist staying in the Pension Bertolini in Florence.
Mrs. Vyse Mrs. Vyse, Cecil's mother, is an upper-class woman who socializes with people of her own class.
The carriage driver The carriage driver, called Phaeton by the narrator, drives the Bertolini guests to the countryside.
The carriage driver's girlfriend The carriage driver's girlfriend, called Persephone by the narrator, accompanies the party on the carriage ride.
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