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Longestaffe, Adolphus

The Squire of Caversham in Suffolk, supposed to he wealthy, but in fact hard-pressed for money. Because of this he became involved with Augustus Melmotte furthered his social ambitions and finally agreed to sell him one of his country houses.

"...a tall, heavy man, about fifty, with hair and whiskers carefully dyed, whose clothes were made with great care, though they always seemed to fit him too tightly, and who thought very much of his personal appearance.... He was intensely proud of his position in life, thinking himself to be immensely superior to all those who earned their bread" - The Way We Live Now