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The Moonstone | Study Guide

Wilkie Collins

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The Moonstone | Characters

Character Description
Franklin Blake Franklin Blake is Rachel Verinder's cousin. He brings the Moonstone to Rachel and leads the investigation to find it. Read More
Rachel Verinder Rachel Verinder is the only child of Lady Verinder. She is given the Moonstone on her 18th birthday. Read More
Godfrey Ablewhite Godfrey Ablewhite is Rachel Verinder's cousin. Read More
Gabriel Betteredge Gabriel Betteredge is Lady Verinder's steward. He has worked for the Verinder family his entire life. Read More
Drusilla Clack Miss Drusilla Clack is a Christian woman who does charitable work with Godfrey Ablewhite; she is Lady Verinder's niece. Read More
Ezra Jennings Ezra Jennings is Mr. Candy's assistant. He is also an opium addict because of his illness. Read More
Sergeant Cuff Sergeant Cuff is a well-respected policeman from London.
Mr. Ablewhite Mr. Ablewhite is Godfrey Ablewhite's father and, briefly, Rachel's guardian.
Mrs. Ablewhite Mrs. Ablewhite is Godfrey Ablewhite's mother.
General Baird General Baird is the commander in charge of the storming of Seringapatam, recounted in the prologue.
Penelope Betteredge Penelope Betteredge is Gabriel Betteredge's daughter and Rachel's maid.
Mathew Bruff Mathew Bruff is the Verinder family lawyer.
Mr. Candy Mr. Candy is a doctor who attends Rachel's birthday party.
Gooseberry Gooseberry, whose real name is Octavius Guy, is a boy working for Mr. Bruff.
John Herncastle John Herncastle is a former colonel in the military. His family does not acknowledge him.
Septimus Luker Septimus Luker is a moneylender in London.
Mrs. Merridew Mrs. Merridew is Rachel's legal guardian after her mother's death.
Mr. Murthwaite Mr. Murthwaite is a traveler who has been to India many times. He attends Rachel's birthday party.
Samuel Samuel is a footman in Lady Verinder's employ.
Rosanna Spearman Rosanna Spearman is a housemaid to Lady Verinder; she is a former thief.
Lady Julia Verinder Lady Julia Verinder is Rachel's mother.
Limping Lucy Yolland Limping Lucy Yolland is a friend to Rosanna Spearman.
Mrs. Yolland Mrs. Yolland is Limping Lucy's mother.
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