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Top 50 Best Book Characters EVER (2017)

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When people talk about the best book characters they often drag the name of superheroes in it. But In my opinion Superheroes should not be included in any list of best book characters because they are entirely of different genre (and non-human). Another thing is that superheroes are already so much popular in mass media that they often overshadow the genius characters of other novels. If you are interested in superheroes list then you should check our list of 50 best superheroes.

But if you want to know about the evergreen characters of classic novels then you are on the right page. Here we present you 50 best book characters of all time. In fact many of the novels listed here are popular only because of these characters. It’s not just the story and theme of a novel that makes it popular but also the aspects and various characters traits of a character along with its chemistry with other characters. So without any further ado here we enlist 50 greatest book characters of all time –

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50. Mark Renton (Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh)
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49. Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensiblity by Jane Austen)
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48. Mickey Sabbath (Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth)
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47. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis)
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46. Don Quixote (Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes)
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45. Benjamin Trotter (The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe)
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44. Maisie (What Maisie Knew by Henry James)
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43. Hannibal lecter (Red Dragon by Thomas Harris)
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42. Mr Fox (Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl)
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41. Hamlet (Hamlet by William Shakespeare)
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40. Moby Dick (Moby Dick by Herman Melville)
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39. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)
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38. Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley)
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37. Lennie Small (Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck)
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36. Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne)
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35. Tyler Durden (Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk)
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34. Robinson Crusoe (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
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33. Count Dracula (Dracula by Bram Stoker)
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32. Celie (The Color Purple by Alice Walker)
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31. Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by mark Twain)
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30. Stephen Maturin (Master and Commander by Patrick O’ Brian)
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29. Tom Ripley (The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith)
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28. Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web by EB White)
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27. Willie Stark (All King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren)
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26. Hana (The English patient by Michael Ondaatje)
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25. Yuri Zhivago (Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak)
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24. Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett)
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23. Philip Marlowe (The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler)
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22. Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
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21. Mowgli (The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling)
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20. Ebenzer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
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19. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
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18. Kurtz (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad)
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17. George Smiley (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Lecarre)
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16. The Invisible Man (Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison)
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15. Leopold Bloom (Ulysses by James Joyce)
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14. Tarzan (Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
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13. Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote)
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12. Peter Pan (The Little White bird by JM Barrie)
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11. Lolita (Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov)
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10. Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell)
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9. Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger)
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8. Humbert Humbert (Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov)
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7. Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin)
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6. Atticus Finch (To kill a Mockingbird by harper Lee)
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5. Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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4. Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling)
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3. Gandalf (Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien)
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2. James Bond (Casino Royale by Ian Fleming)
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1. Sherlock Holmes (The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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So who is your favourite book character and why? Which of the above listed novel have you read?

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