Nausea | Study Guide

Jean-Paul Sartre

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Nausea | Characters

Character Description
Antoine Roquentin Antoine Roquentin, 30 years old, is the narrator and central character of the novel who writes down his thoughts in a diary. He is an independent scholar living in the port city of Bouville, France. Read More
Self-Taught Man The Self-Taught Man, whose real name is Ogier P, was once a clerk and now devotes himself to reading. Read More
Anny Anny is a young woman, formerly an actress, who was Antoine Roquentin's lover six years before the novel's start. Read More
Monsieur Achille Monsieur Achille is a "little man" who stares at Roquentin in a café.
The Corsican Paoli, whom Antoine Roquentin refers to as the Corsican, is a security guard at the library.
Francoise Francoise is the manager of the Railwaymen's Rendezvous, and she is Antoine Roquentin's casual lover.
Lucie Lucie, a neighbor of Antoine Roquentin's, is 40 and unhappily married to a younger man.
Lucienne Lucienne is a young girl who is murdered.
Madeleine Madeleine is a waitress at the Railwaymen's Rendezvous.
Dr. Rogé Dr. Rogé is someone Antoine Roquentin sees in a café, acting superior to a man who seems to be mentally ill.
Marquis de Rollebon The Marquis de Rollebon is an 18th-century nobleman and political intriguer whom Antoine Roquentin is writing about. He never actually appears as a character in the novel.
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