Clarissa Dalloway A delicate lady of fifty; the wife of Richard Dalloway.
Richard Dalloway Quiet, gentle; holds a government post.
Peter Walsh A former suitor of Clarissa; he is planning to marry the wife of a major in the Indian Army.
Elizabeth Dalloway Seventeen years old; the daughter of Clarissa and Richard Dalloway.
Lucy Maid in the Dalloway house.
Scrope Purvis Neighbor of the Dalloways.
Hugh Whitbread Old acquaintance of Richard and Clarissa; has a minor position at Court.
Evelyn Whitbread Sickly wife of Hugh Whitbread.
Sally Seton Clarissa's first close friend; now married to Lord Rosseter, and the mother of five boys.
Doris Kilman Tutor to Elizabeth Dalloway.
Septimus Warren Smith An ex-soldier who is shell-shocked and insane.
Lucrezia Warren Smith Young Italian wife of Septimus.
Justin Parry Clarissa's father.
Helena Parry Clarissa's aunt.
Isabel Pole Septimus' first love.
Evans Sturdy, red-haired comrade of Septimus; killed in Italy shortly before the Armistice.
Daisy Twenty-four years old; plans to marry Peter Walsh; has two children.
Sir William Bradshaw A self-made man; physician to Septimus.
Dr. Holmes A doctor whom Septimus and Lucrezia consult.
Lady Millicent Bruton Friend of the Dalloways.
Milly Brush Lady Bruton's secretary.
Miss Pym Clerk in Mulberry's flower shop.