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Oemler’s Characters

June 28, 2007

I’m about to give in and read the third of the Marie Conway Oemler books from Project Gutenberg. But first I’m going to post the cast of characters from each of them, because they’re lots of fun.

From Slippy McGee, a fairly straighforward one:

Father Armand Jean De Rancé, Catholic Priest of Appleboro, South
Carolina

Madame De Rancé, his Mother

Clélie, their Servant

Laurence Mayne, the Boy

Mary Virginia Eustis, the Girl

James Eustis, Man of the New South

Mrs. Eustis, a Lady

Doctor Walter Westmoreland, the Beloved Physician

JIM DABNEY, Editor of the Appleboro “Clarion”

Major Appleby CartwrightMiss Sally Ruth DexterJudge Hammond Mayne } Neighbors

George Inglesby, the Boss of Appleboro

J. Howard Hunter, his Private Secretary

Kerry, an Irish Setter

Pitache, the Parish House Dog

The Moths And Butterflies Of South Carolina

The Children, The Mill-hands, The Factory Folks, and

Slippy McGee, sometimes known as the Butterfly Man

And from A Woman Named Smith, one that, having read the book, always makes me laugh:

Sophy: A woman named Smith.

Alicia Gaines: Flower o’ the Peach.

Nicholas Jelnik: Peacocks and Ivory.

Doctor Richard Geddes: Cœur-de-Lion.

The Author: Himself.

The Secretary: A Pleasant Person.

Miss Emmeline Phelps-Parsons: of Boston, Massachusetts.

Miss Martha Hopkins:Clothed in White Samite.

Judge Gatchell: The Law.

Schmetz and Riedriech: Workmen and Visionaries.

The Jinnee: A Son of the Prophet.

Sophronisba Scarlett:The Scarlett Witch.

The Hyndses of Hynds House.

Paying Guests.

The People of Hyndsville, South Carolina.

Mary Magdalen; Queen-of-Sheeba; Fernolia: Important Persons.

Boris: A Russian Wolfhound.

The Black Family: A Witch’s Cat’s Kittens.

Beautiful Dog: Last but not Least.

And from The Purple Heights, one that has me very excited about reading the book:

PETER CHAMPNEYS: Of Riverton, South Carolina, and Paris, France.

MARIA CHAMPNEYS: His Mother.

CHADWICK CHAMPNEYS: The God in the Machine.

EMMA CAMPBELL: A Colored Woman.

ANNE CHAMPNEYS, NÉE NANCY SIMMS: Cinderella.

MRS. JOHN HEMINGWAY: Peter’s First Teacher.

JOHN HEMINGWAY: An American.

JASON VANDERVELDE: An Attorney at Law.

MRS. JASON VANDERVELDE: Anne’s Mentor.

MRS. MACGREGOR: A Disciple of Hannah More.

GLENN MITCHELL: A Bright Shadow.

BERKELEY HAYDEN: The Other Man.

GRACIE: A Gutter-Candle.

DENISE: A Perfume.

THE QUARTIER LATIN.

RIVERTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

THE CAROLINA COLORED FOLKS.

MARTIN LUTHER: A Gray Cat.

SATAN: A Black Cat.

THE RED ADMIRAL: A Fairy.

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3 comments

  1. Have you read many books through Project Gutenberg? I tried reading through Dailylit (they deliver books in small portions each day to your email) but I just have no attention span reading on the computer. Same with audiobooks. With PG, can you read a bit, mark your place, and come back?


  2. I have read many books on PG — I don’t even know how many. I don’t have much of an attention span reading on the computer either, so I usually leave a window open with a PG book in the background of whatever I’m doing. You can also download the books at html or text files, and have them open in some other program. Unless your internet browser allows you to bookmark a particular point on a page, I don’t know how to do that.

    I hope that helps. I love Project Gutenberg, and I’m absolutely in favor of people reading books there.


  3. I save the plain text in notepad. For a bookmark, I type in four Xs and save. When you re-open,just do a find on the xxxx, and there you are.



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