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Free Study Guide for An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

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CHARACTER LIST

Minor Characters (Continued)

Ruza Nikoforitch
Russian American girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Martha Bordaloue
Canadian French girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Flora Brandt
American-born girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Agnes Alden
Roberta Alden’s younger sister, 20 to Roberta’s 23.

Grace Marr
A friend of Roberta Alden’s who works at the Wimblinger Finchley Electric Sweeper Factory in Lycurgus.

George Newton
Grace Marr’s brother-in-law, a threadman for Cranston Wicker and strictly religious by nature.

Mary Newton
Grace Marr’s sister.

Polish Mary
Polish American girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Lena Schlicht
Dutch American girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Hoda Petkanas
Girl who works in the stamping room at the Griffiths collar factory.

Fred Shurlock
An electrician who also boards in the Newton home.

Opal Feliss
A boarder in the Newton home.

Olive Pope
A boarder in the Newton home.

Mrs. Gilpin
Wife of an upholsterer who lets out room in her house to Roberta.

Rudolph Smillie
A vice-president of the Griffiths collar factory who spoke with Gilbert and suggested he join a local golf club.

Douglas Trumbull
A prominent Lycurgus lawyer and a widower father of three children.

Jill Trumbull
Older daughter of Douglas Trumbull and a friend of Sondra Finchley.

Gertrude Trumbull
Younger daughter of Douglas Trumbull and a friend of Sondra Finchley.

Tracy Trumbull
Only son of Douglas Trumbull.

Orrin Short
Haberdasher in Lycurgus.

Arabella Stark
Young woman who is part of the Lycurgus social elite.

Scott Nicholson
Young man who is part of the Lycurgus social elite.


Frank Harriet
Young man who is part of the Lycurgus social elite.

Freddie Sells
Young man who is part of the Lycurgus social elite.

Stuart Finchley
Sondra Finchley’s brother.

Nina Temple
Young woman who is part of the Lycurgus social elite.

Vanda Steele
Young woman who is part of the Gloversville social elite and who hosts a party that Clyde attends.

Jessica Phant
She invites Clyde to her New Year’s Eve party in Utica.

Thomas Alden
Roberta Alden’s youngest brother, who works on their father’s farm

Emily Alden
Roberta Alden’s youngest sister.

Mrs. Alden
Roberta Alden’s mother.

Gifford Alden
Roberta Alden’s older brother.

Fred Gabel
Agnes Alden’s fiancé, a schoolteacher.

Methodist druggist in Schenectady
Tells Clyde he carries nothing to handle unwanted pregnancies.

Drugstore worker in Schenectady
Provides Clyde with a false solution to unwanted pregnancies.

Doctor Glenn
A doctor in Gloversville who's performed abortions but refuses to do so for Roberta.

Unnamed collar factory foreman
Person Clyde approaches regarding abortion advice.

Unnamed barber
Person Clyde asks about, regarding abortion.

Harley Baggott
Another youth of Lycurgus high society, seeks a fishing site for his father at Big Bittern.

Sim Shoop
Drives from Gun Lodge to Big Bittern, meets Clyde on the first visit to Big Bittern and again with Roberta.

Mr. Hubbard
Innkeeper at Big Bittern, encounters Clyde and Roberta together.

Wallace Upham
Big Bittern resident who calls Fred Heit about the drowned Roberta Alden.

Earl Newcomb
Secretary to the coroner of Cataraqui County.

Zillah Saunders
Stenographer for Orville Mason.

John Pole
Pulls up Roberta Alden's drowned body at Big Bittern.

Joe Rainer
Assists John Pole in recovering Roberta Alden's body from the lake.

Two nameless men and boy
Run into Clyde as he escapes from Big Bittern to Three Mile Bay.

Captain Mooney
Captain of the Cygnus, a steamboat ferry from Three Mile Bay to Sharon.

Burton Burleigh
Legal assistant to District Attorney Orville Mason.

 

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