Study Guide

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Characters

By David Grann

Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett

Colonel Percy Fawcett is one part Colonel Mustard from Clue, two parts Indiana Jones, and one...

David Grann

If Colonel Fawcett is Indiana Jones, then David Grann is Willie Scott from Temple of Doom, but...

Nina Agnes Paterson Fawcett

It's only a matter of time before someone writes one of those annoyingly titled books in which...

Jack Fawcett

Jack is the apple of his father's eye. Wait. Do they have apples in the Amazon jungle? Perhaps we...

Brian Fawcett

If you ever misspell Brian Fawcett's name as Brain Fawcett, we forgive you. Jack is the brawn,...

Raleigh Rimmell

Raleigh and Jack are BFFs. Raleigh admires Jack Fawcett because everyone admires Jack Fawcett....

Alexander Hamilton Rice

Alexander Hamilton Rice is the Mariah Carey to Fawcett's Jennifer Lopez. We picture a reporter...

James Murray

It doesn't take a scientist to realize that James Murray has a snowball's shot in Tahiti at...

George Miller Dyott

Dyott is an explorer from the year 3 A.F. That's "After Fawcett."Fawcett disappeared around 1925,...

Vajuvi

You can't believe everything you read on the Internet (unless you read it here), and you can't...

Henry Costin

We only mention Henry Costin because Robert Pattinson plays him in the movie. Grann writes little...

Other Explorers

This being a nonfiction story, many real people are mentioned, but not everyone is developed into...