Rachel Humphrey’s alcoholic husband who leaves their home near the beginning of the novel. By the time Rachel receives a letter announcing the Major’s imminent return, she is already deeply enmeshed in an affair with her tenant, Dr. Simon Jordan. In a letter from Simon’s mother, Mrs. Constance Jordan, the reader learns that Major Humphrey never returned to his wife; instead, his body was discovered and he is thought to have died of “prolonged intoxication and the resulting delirium.”
Major Humphrey Character Timeline in Alias Grace
The timeline below shows where the character Major Humphrey appears in Alias Grace. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...someone named Dr. Binswanger. Simon describes his lodgings in Kingston, at the home of a Major C. D. Humphrey . Simon tells his friend that his task will not be easy, “as the gentle... (full context)
...Rachel waiting for him, crying. She tells Simon she’s had a letter from her husband, Major Humphrey ; he will be returning to Rachel the day after tomorrow. Rachel is panicked and... (full context)