Study Guide

Where Angels Fear to Tread Characters

By E. M. Forster

Lilia Herriton

Ever since Lilia married Charles Herriton, her mother-in-law Mrs. Herriton bossed her around...

Miss Caroline Abbott

When we first meet Miss Caroline Abbott, there's nothing remarkable about her. She's traveling...

Philip Herriton

Philip Herriton, Lilia's 24-year-old brother-in-law, is in many ways a walking contradiction. On...

Gino Carella

Gino Carella makes a terrible husband, but an awesome daddy. When he's married to Lilia, we kind...

Mrs. Herriton

Mrs. Herriton wears the pants, er, corset, in the Herriton family. She calls all the shots. She's...

Harriet Herriton

Like mother, like daughter. Harriet is the spitting image of Mrs. Herriton—she follows the...

Lilia's unnamed baby

We find it really sad that Lilia's baby doesn't have a name in the novel. But his lack of name...

Irma Herriton

Irma is Lilia and Charles' only daughter. We really wish Irma was given more screen...

Perfetta

Perfetta is Gino's widowed cousin and has, according to the narrator, no "social aspirations," so...

Spiridione Tesi

Spiridione is a close friend of Gino's and works at the customs house in Chiasso. He only makes a...

Mrs. Theobold

Mrs. Theobold is Lilia's biological mother, but she has no influence on her daughter's life. We...

Mr. Kingcroft

Mr. Kingcroft is a clergyman and only appears in person at the beginning of the novel to...

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