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MRS. HELEN ALVING, widow of Captain Alving, late Chamberlain to the King.
[Note: Chamberlain (Kammerherre) is the only title of honour now
existing in Norway. It is a distinction conferred by the King
on men of wealth and position, and is not hereditary.]
OSWALD ALVING, her son, a painter.
JACOB ENGSTRAND, a carpenter.
REGINA ENGSTRAND, Mrs. Alving's maid.
The action takes place at Mrs. Alving's country house, beside one of the large
fjords in Western Norway.