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|Septimus Hodge||Handsome Septimus Hodge, 22 years old in 1809, is a Cambridge-educated academic who tutors Thomasina Coverly and later becomes the hermit of Sidley Park. Read More|
|Thomasina Coverly||Thomasina Coverly is a young, precocious mathematics genius who dies in 1812, a day before her 17th birthday. Read More|
|Ezra Chater||Ezra Chater is, at best, a mediocre poet ridiculed by Septimus Hodge in 1809 and repeatedly cheated on by his wife. Read More|
|Hannah Jarvis||In her late 30s, Hannah Jarvis is a successful modern writer researching the hermit of Sidley Park. Read More|
|Bernard Nightingale||In his late 30s, Bernard Nightingale is an arrogant academic in the present time who mistakenly believes Lord Byron killed Ezra Chater in a duel. Read More|
|Valentine Coverly||Valentine Coverly, in his late 20s, is the present-day heir to Sidley Park and a mathematician working with Hannah Jarvis in researching the garden at Sidley Park. Read More|
|Lady Croom||Lady Croom is the imperious, adulterous mistress of Sidley Park in 1809 and mother of Thomasina and Augustus. Read More|
|Captain Brice||Bachelor brother of Lady Croom, Edward Brice of the Royal Navy is a ship's captain and in love with Mrs. Chater; to remain close to her, he pays for Ezra Chater's book to be published and for him to become a botanist.|
|Lord Byron||Although he never appears in person, Lord Byron, the witty, handsome poet friend of Septimus, is a guest in the house and has liaisons with multiple women at Sidley Park.|
|Mrs. Chater||Although never seen on stage, Mrs. Chater is Ezra Chater's lustful and often unfaithful wife who causes much of the conflict among the other characters.|
|Augustus Coverly||Augustus Coverly is Thomasina's brash 15-year-old brother who attends Eton.|
|Chloë Coverly||The vivacious, sexually active 18-year-old sister of Valentine and Gus, Chloë Coverly is attracted to Bernard Nightingale.|
|Gus Coverly||Gus is Chloë and Valentine's timid 15-year-old, intellectually gifted brother who does not speak, though his siblings seem to understand his nonverbal communications.|
|Hermione Coverly||Keenly interested in the history of the Sidley Park gardens, Hermione Coverly, who does not appear on stage, is the present-day Lady Croom. Hannah Jarvis helps her with the estate garden books created by Richard Noakes.|
|Jellaby||Jellaby is the estate butler in 1809.|
|Richard Noakes||Richard Noakes is a landscape architect and gardener who, in 1809, is transforming the classical gardens of Sidley Park into a Gothic landscape, against Lady Croom's wishes.|
|Count Zelinsky||Count Zelinsky, a Polish nobleman, is a piano tuner in Derbyshire and Lady Croom's romantic interest in 1812; he plays the piano offstage but never appears.|