Oemler’s CharactersJune 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
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.
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.