Caleb Williams, by William Godwin

Dramatis Personae

MR. FERDINANDO FALKLAND, a high-spirited and highly cultured gentleman, a country squire in “a remote county of England.”

CALEB WILLIAMS, a youth, his secretary, the discoverer of his secret, and the supposed narrator of the consequent events.

MR. COLLINS, Falkland’s steward and Caleb’s friend.

THOMAS, a servant of Falkland’s.

MR. FORESTER, Falkland’s brother-inlaw.

MR. BARNABAS TYRREL, a brutal and tyrannical squire.

MISS EMILY MELVILLE, his cousin and dependent, whom he cruelly maltreats and does to death.

GRIMES, a brutal rustic, suborned by Tyrrel to abduct Miss Melville.

DR. WILSON; MRS. HAMMOND, friends of Miss Melville. MR. HAWKINS, farmer; YOUNG HAWKINS, his son, Victims of Tyrrel’s brutality, and wrongfully hanged as his murderers.

GINES, a robber and thief-taker, instrument of Falkland’s vengeance upon Caleb.

MR. RAYMOND, an “Arcadian” captain of robbers.

LARKINS, one of his band.

AN OLD HAG, housekeeper to the robbers.


MISS PEGGY, the gaoler’s daughter.

MRS. MARNEY, a poor gentlewoman, Caleb’s friend in distress.

MR. SPURREL, a friend who informs on Caleb.

MRS. DENISON, a cultivated lady with whom Caleb is for a while on friendly terms.

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