Study Guide

The Black Prince Characters

By Iris Murdoch

Bradley Pearson

Bradley Pearson. BP. The Black Prince. Is it just us, or is there a pattern here?We're not gonna...

Julian Baffin

As an undeniably flaky twenty-year-old woman who's pursued one half-baked career idea after...

Arnold Baffin

Arnold Baffin. The Baffmeister. Baffy Duck. Baffy the Bestselling Slayer. Okay, okay, we're...

Rachel Baffin

Early on, Bradley Pearson tells us that Rachel Baffin is not only "one of the main actors" in...

Christian

Christian who?This lady's had a lot of different surnames. Born Christian Marloe, she becomes...

Francis Marloe

Francis Marloe has one of the least flattering introductions in a novel that you're likely to...

P. Loxias

Get ready to meet the most mysterious character in The Black Prince—more mysterious even...

Priscilla Saxe

If you've taken a gander at Bradley Pearson's character analysis, then you'll already know that...

Bradley Pearson's Parents

Bradley Pearson's parents aren't living characters in The Black Prince, but Bradley mentions them...

Marigold

Marigold is the long-established mistress of Roger Saxe—and the woman who'll inherit...

Hartbourne

Hartbourne (whose first name we never learn) is one of Bradley Pearson's friends and former...

Septimus Leech

Septimus Leech is a glorious name, and we sort of suspect that Bradley Pearson came up with it...

Rigby

Rigby is Bradley Pearson's upstairs neighbor—a young man Bradley describes as "a shadowy...

Oscar Belling

Oscar Belling is the name of the ex-boyfriend Julian Baffin is just getting over at the start of...

Evandale

Not only is Evandale another of the male figures who appear in The Black Prince without ever...

Grey-Pelham

Grey-Pelham is a former coworker of Bradley Pearson, and part of a group of men who apparently...