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A Separate Peace | Characters

Character Description
Gene Forrester A student at Devon School, Gene is the narrator of A Separate Peace. Read More
Finny Gene's best friend and dorm roommate at Devon School, Finny (Phineas) is the only character in the book whose last name is never given. Read More
Leper Lepellier Leper is the nickname of Elwin, who is a part of the group of friends led by Finny and Gene. Read More
Brinker Hadley Brinker is a leader of the senior boys at Devon School. Read More
Chet Douglass Chet is a Devon School student who is excellent at academics and plays the trumpet well.
Mr. Hadley Mr. Hadley is Brinker's wealthy father who has a very gung-ho attitude toward the war.
Phil Latham Latham is the Devon School wrestling coach who takes care of Finny after he falls down the Assembly Hall stairs.
Mr. Ludsbury Mr. Ludsbury is the master in charge of the dormitory where Finny, Gene, and the other seniors live. He's a stickler for rules and detests the freedom of the summer session.
Mr. Patch-Withers Mr. Patch-Withers is the Devon School's substitute headmaster during the summer term.
Brownie Perkins Brownie is Brinker's dormitory roommate.
Mr. Prud'homme Mr. Prud'homme is the summer substitute master for the boys' senior dormitory.
Cliff Quackenbush The arrogant and bossy manager of Devon's crew team, Cliff humiliates subordinates, and Gene quits as assistant because of him.
Dr. Stanpole The Devon School physician (and part-time surgeon) at the infirmary, Dr. Stanpole cares for Finny when he's injured.
Bobby Zane Bobby is a senior boy in Gene and Finny's group of friends who will not jump from the tree branch.
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