Gerda Torp, Wolf’s beautiful wife, still attractive to men. Gerda loses her loyalty to Wolf and has an affair with Bob Weevil when Wolf refuses to cash the check.
Christie Malakite, Wolf’s spiritual mate. Unable to arouse physical love in Wolf, she moves away with Olwen after her father dies.
Squire Urquhart, the Ramsgard squire engaged in writing a history of all the salacious stories of Dorset.
Ann Solent, Wolf’s mother.
Selena Gault, Wolf’s father’s former mistress.
Albert Smith, a hatter.
Mattie Smith, Wolf’s illegitimate half sister, later Darnley’s wife.
Olwen, the product of an incestuous relationship between Mr. Malakite and his oldest daughter.
Bob Weevil, Gerda’s flashy young lover.
Mr. Torp, Gerda’s father, a stonecutter.
Lob Torp, his son.
Darnley Otter, Wolf’s friend and Mattie’s husband.
Jason Otter, Darnley’s brother, a poet.
Mr. Malakite, a bookseller, Christie’s father.