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The Ambassadors | Study Guide

Henry James

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The Ambassadors | Characters

Character Description
Lambert Strether Lewis Lambert Strether is a widowed magazine editor from Woollett, Massachusetts. Read More
Chad Newsome Chad Newsome is the heir apparent to the lucrative Newsome family business. Read More
Madame de Vionnet Marie de Vionnet is a French countess who is pursuing an affair with the younger Chad Newsome. Read More
Maria Gostrey Maria Gostrey is an expatriate American who serves as a guide and confidante to Strether. Read More
Little Bilham John Little Bilham is a young artist whom Chad Newsome has befriended in Paris. Read More
Sarah Pocock Sarah Pocock is Chad's older, married sister from Woollett, Massachusetts, who is sent to Paris as a second ambassador. Read More
Miss Barrace Miss Barrace is the lively, amiable friend of Chad Newsome. He often invites her to social events that he hosts.
Gloriani Gloriani is a renowned sculptor who lives in Paris.
Mrs. Newsome Although she never appears in the novel, Mrs. Newsome, Chad's wealthy and domineering mother, exercises a formidable influence in the story. At the time of the action, Strether is both her fiancé and her employee.
Jim Pocock Jim Pocock is Sarah's husband. A typical American businessman of the late 19th century, he is portrayed as bluff and rather unintelligent.
Mamie Pocock Mamie Pocock is the younger sister of Jim Pocock. She is attractive and agreeably independent-minded.
Jeanne de Vionnet Jeanne de Vionnet is the young, pretty daughter of Madame de Vionnet with whom Strether initially believes Chad to be having the affair.
Waymarsh Waymarsh, an American expatriate lawyer, is a friend of Strether's. He spends much time in Europe to be separated from his wife, but he dislikes European culture.
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