Characters / The Secret History

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The Clique

    Richard Papen 
The novel's narrator and a scholarship student at Hampden college.

     Henry Winter 

     Bunny Corcoran 

     Francis Abernathy 

     Charles Macaulay 

     Camilla Macaulay 
The only female member of the Clique and Charles' twin sister.


     Julian Morrow 


     Cloke Rayburn 
  • Not Helping Your Case
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Becomes frantically worried that Bunny's disappearance has something to do with his own dealing activities, leading to this quote when he's interviewed for a paper:
    Cloke Rayburn, a school friend of Corcoran's and one of those who first notified police, said that Corcoran "is a real straight guy—definitely not mixed up in drugs or anything like that."
  • The Stoner

     Judy Poovey