The Jolly Corner | Study Guide

Henry James

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The Jolly Corner | Characters

Character Description
Spencer Brydon Spencer Brydon is an insecure late-middle-aged gentleman who has spent most of his adult life in Europe. He is tortured with feelings of an unfulfilled life. Read More
Alice Staverton Alice Staverton is a kind, compassionate, understanding woman. She is an old friend of Spencer Brydon and falls in love with him. Read More
Mrs. Muldoon Mrs. Muldoon is the old housekeeper of Spencer Brydon. She agrees to come to the empty mansion during the day but refuses to come at night for fear of finding a ghost. With Alice Staverton she discovers Brydon unconscious at the foot of his staircase.
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