The American | Study Guide

Henry James

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The American | Character Map

Christopher Newman Wealthy American; explores the Old World Engaged Good friends Informs Love interest Friendly siblings Authority figure Authority figure Authority figure Count Valentin Good-natured and unlucky aristocrat; dies after a duel Claire de Cintré Young, duty-bound French widow; enters the convent Mrs. Bread Keeper and teller of secrets Urbain de Bellegarde Cold marquis; has a family secret Noémie Nioche Charming young Parisian; aspiring painter Madame de Bellegarde Imposing matriarch of the Bellegarde family
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