The Night Circus

by

Erin Morgenstern

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A loyal fan of the circus and member of the rêveur community, whom Bailey meets at a train station while trying to catch up with the circus. Victor and fellow rêveurs Lorena and Elizabeth take Bailey under their wing and introduce him to other people who love the circus just as much as he does. It is Victor who catches wind that the circus’s next show will be in New York, ultimately allowing Bailey to join up with the circus and fulfill his destiny as its caretaker.
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Victor Character Timeline in The Night Circus

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Part 4: Incendiary
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...and they tell him that rêveurs have their methods. They introduce themselves as Lorena and Victor, and they are following the circus around North America. Bailey shares his story of how... (full context)
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...at the Parker House. Bailey tries to turn them down, but Lorena tells him that Victor is stubborn and will not take no for an answer. When they arrive at the... (full context)
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The following day, Victor and Lorena take Bailey out to buy a suit. He is measured and fitted for... (full context)
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...as he does. He asks if anyone thinks anything is wrong with the circus, and Victor responds that it is not quite the same since Herr Thiessen died. Bailey asks who... (full context)
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...to the memory of Friedrick Thiessen, and continue to tell stories about him through dessert. Victor slips out and comes back with the news that the circus will be in New... (full context)
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...takes the first train to New York, and while he sits and watches the scenery, Victor comes and hands him a scrapbook of the circus, with newspaper clippings and letters that... (full context)