Favorite Literary Characters

The Independent put together a list of well-known literati’s picks for their favorite literary characters. I’m sure I’ll think of more later, but here are mine, off the top of my head:
1. Anne Elliot, from Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
2. Rosalind, from Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
3. Auntie Mame, from Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame : An Irreverent Escapade.
4. Bertie Wooster, from the P.G. Wodehouse series of Jeeves and Wooster books.
5. Nick and Nora Charles (and Asta!), from Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man.
6. Sherlock Holmes from Arthur Conan Doyle’s four novels and series of short stories.
7. Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s intrepid little old lady detective that knew human nature.
8. Nancy Drew, the girl detective creation of Edward Stratemeyer and Mildred Wirt Benson.
9. and of course, Curious George that adorable little monkey from the series of children’s books by H. A. Rey.

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