|William Makepeace Thackeray. (18111863). Vanity Fair.|
|The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction. 1917.|
|List of Characters|
- MISS BARBARA PINKERTON, presiding over an Academy for Young Ladies.
- JEMIMA PINKERTON, her sister.
- AMELIA SEDLEY, afterwards Mrs. George Osborne, an accomplished young lady, yet with more heart than brains.
- JOHN SEDLEY, Esq., of the Stock Exchange, father of Amelia.
- MRS. SEDLEY, his wife.
- JOSEPH SEDLEY, older brother of Amelia, in the East India Companys Civil Service.
- MRS. BLENKINSOP, housekeeper of the Sedleys.
- SAMBO, coloured servant of the Sedleys.
- REBECCA SHARP, afterwards Mrs. Rawdon Crawley, daughter of a poor English artist and a French dancer. A fascinating, clever and unscrupulous adventuress.
- MISS SWARTZ, a mulatto heiress from St. Kitts, a school friend of Amelias.
- SIR PITT CRAWLEY, a miserly, hard-drinking, disreputable old baronet.
- ROSE GRAWLEY, second wife of Sir Pitta colourless and neglected invalid.
- ROSE & VIOLET, daughters of Sir Pitt by his second wife.
- PITT CRAWLEY, a conventional prigelder son of Sir Pitt by his first wife.
- RAWDON CRAWLEY, younger son of Sir Pitt Crawley by his first wifea heavy young rake in the Dragoons.
- HORROCKS, Sir Pitt Crawleys butler.
- MISS HORROCKS, his daughter.
- REV. BUTE CRAWLEY, younger brother of Sir Pitt Crawleya worldly minded country parson.
- MRS. BUTE CRAWLEY, his wife, a managing, scheming little woman.
- JAMES, FRANK, & Four girls, children of Bute Crawley.
- MR. OSBORNE, a prosperous merchant in the city, who owes his start in life to Mr. Sedley.
- JANE, spinster daughter and slave of Mr. Osborne.
- MARIA, afterwards Mrs. Frederick Bullock, younger daughter of Mr. Osborne.
- GEORGE OSBORNE, son of Mr. Osborne, and godson of Mr. Sedley, a conceited young officer.
- MISS WIRT, a raw-boned vestal, governess to the Misses Osborne.
- MISS CRAWLEY, half-sister to Sir Pitt Crawley, a shrewd rich old spinster.
- MISS BRIGGS, Miss Crawleys companion.
- MRS. FIRKIN, servant of Miss Crawley.
- BOWLS, butler at Miss Crawleys.
- MR. RAGGLES, former butler at Miss Crawleys, and owner of the house on Curzon St. rented by the Rawdon Crawleys.
- CAPT. WILLIAM DOBBIN, afterwards Major and Lieutenant Colonel, good angel of George Osborne and Amelia Sedley.
- The MISSES DOBBIN, his sisters.
- COUNTESS SOUTHDOWN, a strong-minded woman favourably known to the serious world.
- LADY EMILY HORNBLOWER, her daughter, author of several delightful tracts.
- LADY JANE SHEEPSHANKS, afterwards Mrs. Pitt Crawley, younger daughter of Countess Southdown.
- MR. CLAPP, Mr. Sedleys clerk with whom he takes refuge after his failure.
- MRS. CLAPP, his wife.
- MISS MARY CLAPP, their daughter.
- FREDERICK BULLOCK, of the house of Bullock, Hulker & Bullock, who marries Maria Osborne.
- ENSIGN STUBBLE &
ENSIGN SIMPLE, subalterns in George Osbornes regiment.
- MAJOR ODOWD, commander of Osbornes regiment at Waterloo.
- PEGGY ODOWD, his wife, commander of the Major.
- GLORVINA ODOWD, a good-natured Irish girl who fails to ensnare Major Dobbin.
- GEORGE OSBORNE, JR., son of Amelia and George Osborne.
- RAWDON CRAWLEY, JR., son of Rawdon Crawley and Becky Sharp.
- GEORGE GUSTAVUS, Marquess of Steyne, Earl of Gaunt, Viscount, Hellborough, Baron Pitchley and Grillsby, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, etc., etc., etc., an elderly roué
- LADY STEYNE, his wife.
- LADY GAUNT, his daughter.
- MR. MOSS, the bailiff.
- FIFINE, Becky Sharps maid.
- CAPT. MACMURDO, Rawdon Crawleys friend in his affairs of honour.
- MR. WENHAM, Lord Steynes confidential friend.
- REV. MR. VEAL, little George Osbornes tutor.
- REV. BEILBY BINNY, curate of the District Chapel, an admirer of Mrs. Osborne.
- ISIDOR, Belgian servant of Joseph Sedley.
- KIRSCH, Joseph Sedleys courier.
- FICHE, servant of Lord Steyne.
- Doctors, apothecaries, solicitors, clerks, officers, servants, gate keepers, German students, noblemen, auctioneers, school boys, etc.