Characters - Alphabetical
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James VanAlenA widow.
JulesAllardOne of the most notable interior decorators.
MarieAntoinetteThe last Queen of France before the French Revolution.
MissArcherOsmond's wife.
SamuelAsheGovernor of North Carolina.
Caroline S.AstorAn American socialite.
CarrieAstorCaroline Astor's daughter.
EmilyAstorMrs. Astor's older daughter.
MissAstorFlorence's friend.
WilliamAstorMrs. Astor's husband.
WilliamAstorCaroline's nephew.
John JacobAstor IIIA philanthropist and a prominent member of the Astor family.
Mrs.AubreyOne of the speakers.
JaneAustenA novelist.
Mr.BarnumAn American showman, politician, and businessman.
P.T.BarnumAn American showman.
AnnalisaBeekmanPresident of a Society for the Betterment of Working Children,
OliverBelmontW.K.'s friend.
ElizabethBennettFictional character in the novel Pride and Prejudice.
GordonBennettA yacht's owner.
HadleyBergLydia Roosevelt's friend.
WilliamBlakeAn English poet, painter, and printmaker.
AnneBoleynQueen of England.
HallettBorroweOne of the best known Rough riders.
EmilyBronteEnglish novelist and poet.
HarryBrookLydia Roosevelt's husband.
William BryanFormer United States Secretary of State.
Mrs.BuchananA dressmaker.
Dr.BullOne of Oliver's physician.
AlexandreCabanelA French painter.
AndrewCarnegieAn American industrialist, and philanthropist.
Mr.Carnegie.An impressive Scotsman.
CarrieCattOne of the panelists.
Mr.ChaplinAn artist.
JosephChoateAlva's attorney.
CharlesChurchill9th Duke of Marlborough.
ClementineChurchillWinston Churchill's wife. Aka: Lady Churchill.
JohnChurchillThe first Duke of Marlborough.
Lady AlbertaChurchillLady Lansdowne's sister.
Rando[phChurchillA British journalist, writer.
WinstonChurchillFormer British Prime Minister.
SamuelClemensAmerican writer known by his pen name Mark Twain.
GroverCleveland22nd U.S. President.
Mrs.ColemanAn agency owner.
Mrs.CooperOne of Caroline Astor's friends.
MabelCraneA new member of the society.
Mr.DarcyOne of the two central characters in Jane Austen's novel.
Laura DaviesMamie Fish's friend.
Marie Clairede Cro yDuchess of Havre.
Joseph B.de La MoleA French nobleman.
Josede MadrazoA Spanish painter and engraver.
Catherinede MediciQueen consort of France.
Helenede PourtalesAn American who became a Swiss sailor.
Melaniede PourtalesA French salonniére and courtier.
Elisabethde RothschildA baroness. A member by marriage of the Rothschild family.
Margueritede ValoisQueen of Navarre.
Dr.DeemsCommodore's friend.
MadameDenisAlva's favorite teacher.
MissDonovanA young talented seamstress.
JamesDraytonCharlotte's husband.
Mrs.DresserOne of Caroline Astor's friends.
Mr.DrewA musical artist.
Mr.EdisonElectrical wiring expert.
Mary EllenOne of the speakers.
Mr.FairTheresa Fair's father.
Mrs.FairTheresa Fair's mother.
TheresaFairAmerican socialite. Aka: Tessie.
MamieFishAlva's friend.
StuyvesantFishMamie's husband. Aka: Stuyvie.
Charles de FontenilliatJulia's husband.
Sir FrancisGaltonThe scientist who advocates purposeful breeding.
JasonGouldAmerican railroad executive.
Ulysses S. Grant18th U.S. President.
Nevile MartinGwynneA British writer.
AlexanderHamiltonOne of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Mrs.HarmonLydia Roosevelt's acquaintance.
Miss HarperThe governess.
OliverHazard PerryOliver Belmont's great-uncle.
CatherineHuntRichard Hunt's wife.
EstherHuntRichard Hunt's daughter.
RichardHuntAn architect.
HenryJamesAn American-British author.
ColonelJayAlva's acquaintance.
LucyJayColonel Jay's wife.
ThomasJefferson3rd U.S. President.
CorneliusJeremiahMr. McAllister's old friend.
JennieJeromeAn American-born British socialite.
EdithJonesMary Mason Jones' niece.
Mrs. JonesThe Vanderbilt's acquaintance.
Mrs.KeillorA baker.
Mr.KlunderA florist.
Dr.LanehartOne of Oliver's physician.
VicereineLansdowneViceroy's wife. The Lady Lansdowne.
ViceroyLansdowneThe governor general, a marquess.
FrederickLaw Olmsted The father of American landscape architecture.
HarryLehrA pianist, singer.
AbrahamLincoln16th U.S. President.
Dr.LinslyThe Commodore's physician.
Pierre J.Lorillard IVAn American tobacco manufacturer.
Kitty MackayConsuelo's school friend.
ColonelMannAn opportunist.
MaryMason JonesAn aficionado of French architecture.
WardMcAllisterAn attorney.
Dr.McCoshOne of Oliver's physician.
WilliamMcKinley25th U.S. President.
AliceMontaguLady C's daughter.
GeorgeMontagu8th Duke of Manchester. Known as Viscount Mandeville.
May AlvaMontaguLady C's daughter.
WilliamMontaguGeorge and Consuelo's son. Aka: Kim.
Mrs.MorganPierpont Morgan's mistress.
PierpontMorganAn American financier and banker.
CaptainMorrisonA crewman.
NellieNeustretterAlleged mistress of W.K. Vanderbilt.
HermanOelrichsMiss Theresa Fair's husband.
FredOlmstedAn American landscape architect.
GilbertOsmondAn American expatriate living in Italy.
Vess OssmanA recording artist.
LadyPagetAlva's friend.
Christabel PankhurstCo-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union.
Emmeline PankhurstBritish activist.
MatthewPerryAmerican naval officer.
Matthew C. PerryAn American naval officer.
Madame dePompadourThe official chief mistress of Louis XV.
LillianPriceA New York millionaire's widow.
JosephineReddingVogue magazine's editor in chief.
MadameRestellA notorious abortionist.
CardinalRichelieuA French clergyman and statesman.
Mr.RochesterA controversial but key character in Jane Eyre.
MatthewRockA tailor.
JohnRockefellerAn American business magnate and philanthropist.
John D.RockefellerAn American business magnate and philantropist.
AliceRooseveltTeddy Roosevelt's wife.
CorneliaRooseveltIsaac Roosevelt's daughter.
IsaacRooseveltAmerican merchant and Federalist politician.
LydiaRooseveltA relative of one of the charity group founders.
TheodoreRoosevelt26th U.S. President. Aka: Teddy.
Mr.RosaAn art teacher.
WinthropRutherfurdAn American socialite. Aka: Winty.
Mr.SargentA portraitist.
Mrs.ShafferA housekeeper.
WilliamShakespeareAn English poet.
MargaretShepardW.K.'s oldest sister.
William T.ShermanAn American soldier, businessman, educator and author.
AlvaSmithAn American socialite.
ArmideSmithAlva's older sister.
JennySmithAlva's sister.
MurraySmithAlva's father.
PhoebeSmithAlva's mother.
MinnieStevensAlva's acquaintance.
Alexander T.StewartAmerican entrepreneur.
Mrs.StewartAlexander Stewart's wife.
IdaTarbellOne of the panelists.
CalebTaylorAn attorney. Mary's husband.
Dr. GeorgeTerryUncle C.J.'s friend.
Mrs.TuftsThe Commodore's friend.
Anthonyvan DyckA Flemish Baroque artist.
AliceVanderbiltCorneil's wife.
BillyVanderbiltW.K.'s father.
ConsueloVanderbiltAlva and W.K.'s daughter.
CorneliusVanderbiltW.K.'s grandfather. A commodore.
Cornelius Jeremiah—VanderbiltW.K.'s uncle. Aka: C J.
EmilyVanderbiltW.K.'s younger sister.
FlorenceVanderbiltW.K.'s sister.
GeorgeVanderbiltW.K.'s brother.
Mrs.VanderbiltW.K.'s mother.
ReggieVanderbiltAlice's son.
William K.VanderbiltConsuelo's acquaintance.aka: W.K.
Marie LouiseVasseyWard's acquaintance.
CalvertVauxAmerican architect.
Jules GabrielVerneA French novelist
Hohannvon GoetheA German writer and statesman.
Mrs.WashburnThe Reverend's wife.
 WashburnA Reverend.
MarthaWashingtonFormer First Lady of the United States.
Jean-AntoineWatteauA French painter.
EdithWhartonAn American novelist.
MadameWhitakerAlva's neighbor in Paris.
StanfordWhiteAn American architect.
SallieWhitingMiss Astor's good friend.
HarryWhitneyGertrude's new fiance.
MonsieurWidorAn organist.
Mr.WildeA writer.
Grace WilsonA young woman who had once been attached to Bill.
OrmeWilson Miss Astor's fiance.
VictoriaWoodhullAn American leader of the women's suffrage movement.
WilliamWordsworthAn English Romantic poet.
WilliamWordsworthAn English Romantic poet.
MonsieurWorthA dress shop owner.
ConsueloYznagaAlva's closest friend since their childhood.
Mr.YznagaConsuelo's father.
Albert Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria's eldest son. Aka: Bertie.
Alice Eleanor Lady C's daughter.
August Oliver's brother.
Azar Oliver's manservant.
Beatrice A member of the British royal family.
Birdie Tessie Oelrichs's youngest sister.
Bridget A housemaid.
Bryn One of the nurses.
Caitlyn Lady C's maid.
Catherine ll Empress of Russia known as Catherine the Great.
Charlotte An Astor girl who had a flaming love with Hallet Borowe.
Cimabue An Italian painter and designer of mosaics from Florence.
Cleopatra The last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kindom of Egypt.
Cook A maid.
Corneil W.K.'s older brother.
Cornelius lll Alice and Corneil's younger boy. Aka: Neily.
Ellen One of the nurses.
Eugenie The last Empress of the French.
Eric Alva's footman.
Evelyn Alva's housekeeper.
Ferdinand A member of the British royal family.
Fernando Lady C.'s brother.
Francis Joseph A Prince considered for the throne of Bulgaria.
Frank The Commodore Vanderbilt's second wife.
Frederick W.K.'s brother. Aka: Fred.
Gertrude Alice and Corneil's newest child.
Glady Alice's youngest daughter.
Harold Alva's new baby.
Jacqueline  Alice Eleanor Louise's twin sister.
Jane One of the Vanderbilt's relatives.
Julia Alva's youngest sister.
Katharine Duchess of Kent.
Katie A little girl whose mother was found dead.
King Francis I King of France.
King Henry VIII Former King of England.
Lila W.K.'s sister.
Little Alice Alice's daughter.
Littlejohn A Bishop.
Lord Henry Lady Lansdowne's son.
Louis XV King of France.
Louis XVI King of France.
Louise Mrs. Belmont's maid.
Lulu A seamstress.
Mary Lulu's daughter.
Maxwell William's valet.
Mohammed VI The King of Morocco.
Moses A prophet.
Muhammad Religious leader.
Napoleon III The first President of France. Aka: Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte.
Neily Alice and Corneil's first born.
Queen Anne Queen of Great Britain.
Queen Claude Queen of France.
Queen Victoria Former Queen of the United Kingdom.
Ranhofer A Chef .
Rembrandt A Dutch painter.
Sarah Ward McAllister's wife.
Sophia Gertrude's great-grandmother.
Titian An Italian painter
William Henry II Alice and Corneil's oldest son. Aka: Bill.
Willie Alva's son.
Winston Jennie's son.