Study Guide

Inkheart Characters

By Cornelia Funke

Meggie

We know that Meggie is majorly into books: she sleeps with a book under her pillow at night...

Mo (Mortimer Folchart) a.k.a. Silvertongue

Mo's pretty unique because of his ability to read characters and objects out of books. Meggie...

Dustfinger

When Dustfinger shows up on Meggie and Mo's doorstep in the rain, he's soaking wet so Meggie...

Capricorn

Before we even meet Capricorn, he casts a shadow over the story. Meggie demands to know who he...

Elinor Loredan

Mo and Meggie are giant bookworms, but Elinor may have them beat. She has more books than they...

Basta

Basta has a "rasping cat's tongue voice" (13.63), and looks to go with it. His face is:...

Farid

Farid emerges from a story within The Thousand and One Nights, though we don't know which one....

Fenoglio

Fenoglio is the author of Inkheart, and by some strange coincidence, he lives in a small Italian...

Meggie's Mom/Resa/Teresa

Meggie doesn't remember much about Resa, since she was only three when her mom left…...

Darius

Darius is the other reader that Capricorn acquires for himself, brought in as a replacement for...

Mortola (the Magpie)

The first time Meggie gets a glimpse of Mortola, she doesn't know anything about her other than...

Flatnose

Funny name, huh? He's "a great tall beanpole, looked as if a giant had pressed his face flat with...

Cockerell

Tinker Bell

Meggie accidentally reads Tinker Bell out of Peter Pan, and right away, the fairy makes trouble....

Paula

One of Fenoglio's grandkids, Paula seems younger than Meggie, but still old enough to boss around...

Pippo

This one of Fenoglio's grandkids is probably the most mischievous—among other antics, he...

Rico

The Shadow

Here's how Fenoglio describes the Shadow, a being magically created from the ashes of Capricorn's...

The Tin Soldier

When Meggie reads the tin soldier out from a Hans Christian Andersen story, Mortola snatches him...

Capricorn's Men

Capricorn has a number of men under his command—some from his own story-world, some from...

Capricorn's Maids

These unfortunate women are stuck working for Capricorn and his men: cleaning, cooking, and doing...

The Magic Critters

The People from Inkheart

The shadow's dissolution also leaves behind "men, women, and children" (59.15) who had originated...

Fulvio

The Policemen

There are two incidences involving cops in this book, and not a single one of the cops comes out...

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