A Wagner Matinée


Willa Cather

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A Wagner Matinée Characters


Clark, the narrator of the story, lives in a boarding-house on Newbury Street in Boston, though he was born in Vermont and spent a significant part of his youth living on Georgiana and Howard’s… read analysis of Clark

Georgiana Carpenter

Georgiana, the protagonist of the story, is Clark’s aunt and Howard’s wife. In the 1860s she had been a music teacher at the Boston Conservatory and seemed to have a promising career… read analysis of Georgiana Carpenter

Howard Carpenter

Howard is Georgiana’s husband and Clark’s uncle by marriage. He does not appear directly in the story. Howard and Georgiana met when he was “an idle, shiftless boy of twenty-one,” and his “callow… read analysis of Howard Carpenter