Best Classic Literary Characters

Try to keep this list filled with characters from anything before 1920

The Top Ten

1 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs ...read more.

Sherlock Holmes one of the most fascinating characters. You can Tell that if you look at the huge amount of adaptations of this characters

It appears as if he was real detective... And what is better making a character so powerful that it appears real - zuni

2 Merlin
3 Dracula
4 Robin Hood

This is my man, does it all for the love of the poor

5 Musashi
6 Allan Quatermain
7 Sinbad
8 King Arthur
9 The Musketeers
10 Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein's Monster often referred to as "Frankenstein" is a fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein as a monster brought to life by his creator Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster would later become a pop culture icon featured in various media with ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Hercules
12 Moriarty
13 Mowgli
14 Captain Nemo
15 Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a fictional character in author Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird.

O yeh bruh! Atticus my homeboy!

16 James Bond Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.
17 Gulliver
18 Thor
19 Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
20 Odysseus
21 Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky Prince Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky is a character in Leo Tolstoy's epic Russian novel War & Peace, who leaves his family to fight against Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia. He was portrayed in the 2016 mini series by James Norton.
22 Bagheera
23 Elizabeth Bennet
24 Jack Dawkins aka the Artful Dodger
25 Mr. Darcy
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