George Viccars is Eyam’s apprentice tailor, Anna’s lodger, and eventually her suitor. Having lived in London, he seems experienced and cosmopolitan to the villagers, which makes him attractive to Anna. He’s also kind to her sons and could introduce them to the lucrative tailoring trade. Anna’s incipient sexual desire for George helps rouse her from the emotional lethargy into which she drifted after the death of her husband, Sam, but their courtship is cut short when the plague arrives (carried in bolts of cloth George ordered from London) and makes him its first casualty.
George Viccars Character Timeline in Year of Wonders
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Part 2: Ring of Roses
...the financial hardships of the first winter of her husband’s death, Anna is thankful when George Viccars, a journeyman tailor new to town, becomes her paying tenant, supplementing the meager living... (full context)
...greatly excited when Mr. Hadfield orders a box of cloth from London, which he and George store in Anna’s cottage. Even though he’s inundated with orders for clothes from the villagers,... (full context)
...sitting in the kitchen with Jane, the girl that watches them, rather than playing with George. Going upstairs, she finds George lying in bed, moaning with fever and disfigured by a... (full context)
Part 2: The Thunder of His Voice
Part 2: Rat-Fall
Part 2: Among Those That Go Down to the Pit
...and Anna take on the case of nine-year-old Merry Wickford, the daughter of Quaker couple George and Cleath Wickford. The Wickfords moved to Eyam after they were run out of another... (full context)