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A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
   created the character   
Boone Caudill
The Big Sky, 1949
A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
   created the character   
Jim Deakins
The Big Sky
Alain-Fournier
   created the character   
Augustin Meaulnes
The Wanderer, 1913; English translation, 1928
Albert Camus
   created the character   
Dr. Bernard Rieux
The Plague
Albert Camus
   created the character   
Jean-Baptiste Clamence
The Fall
Albert Camus
   created the character   
Jean Tarrou
The Plague, 1947
Albert Camus
   created the character   
Marie Cardona
The Stranger
Albert Camus
   created the character   
Meursault
The Stranger, 1942
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Bernard Marx
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Henry Wimbush
Chrome Yellow, 1921
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Lenina Crowne
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Lucy Tantamount
Point Counter Point
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Mustapha Mond
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Philip Quarles
Point Counter Point, 1928
Aldous Huxley
   created the character   
Walter Bidlake
Point Counter Point
Alexander Pushkin
   created the character   
Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov; drama, 1831 (English translation, 1918)
Alexandre Dumas
   created the character   
Catherine De' Medici
La Reine Margot
Alexandre Dumas
   created the character   
D'Artagnan
The Three Musketeers, first published in serial form in 1844
Alexandre Dumas
   created the character   
Edmund Dantes
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Fils
   created the character   
Marguerite Gautier
The Lady of the Camellias, 1848; made into Verdi's La Traviata in 1853
Alexandre Dumas
   created the character   
Marguerite Valois
La Reine Margot, 1845
Alexandre Dumas
   created the character   
Mercédès Mondego
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
   created the character   
Gleb Nerzhin
The First Circle
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
   created the character   
Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
   created the character   
Ludmila Afanasyevna Dontsova
Cancer Ward
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
   created the character   
Oleg Filimonovich Kostoglotov
Cancer Ward, 1968
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
   created the character   
Vera Kornilyevna Gangart
Cancer Ward
Alex Haley
   created the character   
Chicken George
Roots
Alex Haley
   created the character   
Kunta Kinte
Roots, 1976
Alice Walker
   created the character   
Celie
The Color Purple, 1982
Alan Paton
   created the character   
The Reverend Stephen Kumalo
Cry, The Beloved Country, 1948
Amy Tan
   created the character   
Jing-Mei-Woo
The Joy Luck Club, 1989
André Gide
   created the character   
Édouard
The Counterfeiters, 1925, English translation, 1927
André Gide
   created the character   
Olivier Molinier
The Counterfeiters
André Malraux
   created the character   
Ch'en
Man's Fate, 1933
Anthony Burgess
   created the character   
Alex
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
   created the character   
Dim
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
   created the character   
Georgie
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
   created the character   
Janet Shirley
One Hand Clapping
Anthony Burgess
   created the character   
Kenneth Toomey
Earthly Powers, 1980
Anthony Trollope
   created the character   
Augustus Melmotte
The Way We Live Now
Anthony Trollope
   created the character   
Lady Carbury
The Way We Live Now, 1875
Antoine De Saint Exupéry
   created the character   
Henri Guillaumet
Wind, Sand and Stars
Antoine De Saint Exupéry
   created the character   
Prévot
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939
Antoine De Saint Exupéry
   created the character   
Rivière
Night Flight, 1931
Anton Chekhov
   created the character   
Anna Akimovna
A Woman's Kingdom, short story
Anton Chekhov
   created the character   
Madame Ranevskaya
The Cherry Orchard, 1904
Aristophanes
   created the character   
Euelpides
The Birds; satirical drama, first performed, 414 BCE
Aristophanes
   created the character   
Strepsiades
The Clouds; an elderly farmer
Arthur Conan Doyle
   created the character   
Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902
Arthur Koestler
   created the character   
Nicholas Rubashov
Darkness at Noon, 1940
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
Biff
Death of a Salesman; drama, 1949
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
Joe Keller
All My Sons -- 1947
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
John Proctor
The Crucible
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
Mary Warren
The Crucible
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
The Reverend Samuel Parris
The Crucible; drama, 1953
Arthur Miller
   created the character   
Willy Loman
Death of a Salesman
Ayn Rand
   created the character   
Balph Eubank
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
   created the character   
Howard Roark
The Fountainhead, 1943
Ayn Rand
   created the character   
John Galt
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
   created the character   
Peter Keating
The Fountainhead
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Anatole Ngemba
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Deanna Wolfe
Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Diego Rivera
The Lacuna, 2009
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Eddie Bondo
Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Frida Kahlo
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Harrison Shepherd
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Lev Trotsky
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Lusa Maluf Landowski
Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver
   created the character   
Orleanna Price
The Poisonwood Bible
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Harry Lesser
The Tenants
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Morris Bober
The Assistant
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Roy Hobbs
The Natural
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Walter Whambold
The Natural
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Willie Spearmint
The Tenants
Bernard Malamud
   created the character   
Yakov Bok
The Fixer, 1966
Bertolt Brecht
   created the character   
Ginny Jenny
The Threepenny Opera
Bertolt Brecht
   created the character   
Lucy Brown
The Threepenny Opera
Bertolt Brecht
   created the character   
Mac Heath
The Threepenny Opera; drama, 1928; English translation, 1949
Bertolt Brecht
   created the character   
Polly Peachum
The Threepenny Opera
Betty Smith
   created the character   
Francie Nolan
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943
Boris Pasternak
   created the character   
Larisa Feodorovna Guishar
Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak
   created the character   
Yuri Andreievich Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago, 1957
Bram Stoker
   created the character   
Count Dracula
Dracula
Bram Stoker
   created the character   
Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Dracula
Bram Stoker
   created the character   
Jonathan Harker
Dracula, 1897
Carlos Fuentes
   created the character   
Artemio Cruz
The Death of Artemio Cruz, 1962; English translation, 1964
Carson McCullers
   created the character   
Bernice Sadie Brown
The Member of the Wedding, 1946
Carson McCullers
   created the character   
Jake Blount
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers
   created the character   
Mick Kelly
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, 1940
Chaim Potok
   created the character   
Reuven Malter
The Chosen, 1967
Charles Bukowski
   created the character   
Henry Chinaski
Autobiographical character in four novels
Charles Frazier
   created the character   
Ada Monroe
Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier
   created the character   
Featherstone
Thirteen Moons
Charles Frazier
   created the character   
Inman
Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier
   created the character   
Will Cooper
Thirteen Moons
Charles Williams
   created the character   
Richard Furnival
All Hallows Eve, 1945
Charlotte Bronte
   created the character   
Edward Rochester
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
   created the character   
Mr. Brocklehurst
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   created the character   
Jeff Margrove
Herland
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   created the character   
Terry Nicholson
Herland; first published as serial, 1915; book, 1979
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
   created the character   
Vandyck
Herland
Chinua Achebe
   created the character   
Ezeulu
Arrow of God, 1964
Chinua Achebe
   created the character   
Ezinma
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
   created the character   
Nwoye
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
   created the character   
Odili Samalu
A Man of the People, 1966
Chinua Achebe
   created the character   
Okonkwo
Things Fall Apart, 1958
Colette
   created the character   
Léonie Vallon
Chéri, 1920
Colette
   created the character   
Philippe Audebert
The Ripening Seed
Colette
   created the character   
Renée Néré
The Vagabond
Colette
   created the character   
Vinca Ferret
The Ripening Seed
Cormac McCarthy
   created the character   
Anton Chigurh
No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
   created the character   
John Grady Cole
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
   created the character   
Judge Holden
Blood Meridan, 1985
Cormac McCarthy
   created the character   
Lacey Rawlins
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
   created the character   
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
No Country for Old Men
C. S. Forester
   created the character   
Don Julian Alvarado
The Happy Return in the Horatio Hornblower series
C. S. Forester
   created the character   
Horatio Hornblower
A Ship of the Line; seventh book in the series, 1938
C. S. Forester
   created the character   
William Bush
In the Horatio Hornblower series
C. S. Lewis
   created the character   
Elwin Ransom
Out of the Silent Planet, 1938
C. S. Lewis
   created the character   
Wormwood
The Screwtape Letters, 1942
Daniel Defoe
   created the character   
Friday
Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
   created the character   
Robinson Crusoe
1719 Robinson Crusoe
Dashiell Hammett
   created the character   
Clyde Wynant
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
   created the character   
Mimi Jorgensen
The Thin Man, 1934
Dashiell Hammett
   created the character   
Nick Charles
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
   created the character   
Sam Spade
The Maltese Falcon, 1930
Dan Brown
   created the character   
Jacques Saunière
The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown
   created the character   
Sophie Neveu
The Da Vinci Code
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Constance Chatterley
1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Gertrude Morel
Sons and Lovers, 1913
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Gudrun Brangwen
Women in Love, 1920
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Rupert Birkin
Women in Love, 1920
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Tom Brangwen
The Rainbow, 1915
D. H. Lawrence
   created the character   
Ursula Brangwen
Women in Love
Djuna Barnes
   created the character   
Felix Volkbein
Nightwood, 1936
Doris Lessing
   created the character   
Alice Mellings
The Good Terrorist
Doris Lessing
   created the character   
Anna Wulf
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
   created the character   
Dick Turner
The Grass is Singing
Douglas Adams
   created the character   
Arthur Dent
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Edgar Allan Poe
   created the character   
Prince Prospero
The Masque of the Red Death; short story, 1842
Edgar Rice Burroughs
   created the character   
Tarzan
1912 Tarzan of the Apes
Edith Wharton
   created the character   
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome, 1911
Edith Wharton
   created the character   
Lily Bart
The House of Mirth, 1905
Edith Wharton
   created the character   
Newland Archer
The Age of Innocence, 1920
Edmond Rostand
   created the character   
Christian De Neuvillette
Cyrano de Bergerac
Edmond Rostand
   created the character   
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac; drama, 1897
Edmond Rostand
   created the character   
Roxane
Cyrano de Bergerac
Edward Albee
   created the character   
George
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Edward Albee
   created the character   
Honey
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Edward Albee
   created the character   
Martha
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; drama, 1962
Edward Albee
   created the character   
Nick
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
E. L. Doctorow
   created the character   
Billy "Bathgate" Behan
Billy Bathgate
E. L. Doctorow
   created the character   
Evelyn Nesbit
Ragtime
E. L. Doctorow
   created the character   
Harry Kendell Thaw
Ragtime
Elie Wiesel
   created the character   
Eliezer
Night, 1956
Elizabeth Bowen
   created the character   
Thomas Quayne
The Death of the Heart, 1938
E. M. Forster
   created the character   
Dr Aziz
A Passage to India, 1924
E. M. Forster
   created the character   
Henry Wilcox
Howard's End, 1910
Emily Bronte
   created the character   
Catherine Linton
Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
   created the character   
Hareton Earnshaw
1847 Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte
   created the character   
Heathcliff
Wuthering Heights
Erich Maria Remarque
   created the character   
Albert Kropp
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
   created the character   
Haie Westhus
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
   created the character   
Stanislaus Katczinsky
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erica Jong
   created the character   
Adrian Goodlove
Fear of Flying
Erica Jong
   created the character   
Isadora Wing
Fear of Flying
Ernest Hemingway
   created the character   
Catherine Barkley
Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway
   created the character   
Frederic Henry
Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway
   created the character   
Jake Barnes
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway
   created the character   
Robert Jordan
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
   created the character   
Santiago
The Old Man and the Sea
Erskine Caldwell
   created the character   
Jeeter Lester
Tobacco Road, 1932
Erskine Caldwell
   created the character   
Ty Ty Walden
God's Little Acre, 1933
Eudora Welty
   created the character   
Fay McKelva
The Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
   created the character   
Laurel Hand
The Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
   created the character   
Laura McRaven
Delta Wedding, 1946
Eudora Welty
   created the character   
Phoenix Jackson
A Worn Path; a short story
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
Brutus Jones
The Emperor Jones; drama, 1920
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
Captain Adam Brant
Mourning Becomes Electra; play cycle, first performed, 1931
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
Chris Christopherson
Anna Christie; drama, 1923
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
Ephraim Cabot
Desire Under the Elms; drama, 1924
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
Harry Hope
The Iceman Cometh; drama, 1946
Eugene O'Neill
   created the character   
James Tyrone
Long Day's Journey Into Night; drama, 1956
Evelyn Waugh
   created the character   
Paul Pennyfeather
Decline and Fall, 1928
Evelyn Waugh
   created the character   
Sebastian Flyte
Brideshead Revisited, 1945
Evelyn Waugh
   created the character   
Sir Alistair-Digby-Vaine-Trumpington
Decline and Fall
Flannery O'Connor
   created the character   
Francis Marion Tarwater
The Violent Bear It Away
Flannery O'Connor
   created the character   
Hazel Motes
Wise Blood, 1952
Flannery O'Connor
   created the character   
Ruby Turpin
The short story "Revelation" from the collection, Everything That Rises Must Converge
Ford Madox Ford
   created the character   
John Dowell
The Good Soldier, 1915
François Mauriac
   created the character   
Bernard Desqueyroux
Thérèse, 1927
Franz Kafka
   created the character   
Frieda
The Castle
Franz Kafka
   created the character   
Gardena
The Castle
Franz Kafka
   created the character   
Gregor Samsa
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
   created the character   
K.
The Castle, 1926
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   created the character   
Daisy Buchanan
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   created the character   
Dick Diver
Tender is the Night, 1934
F. Scott Fitzgerald
   created the character   
Nick Carraway
The Great Gatsby
Fyodor Dostoevsky
   created the character   
Father Zossima
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky
   created the character   
Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov, 1880
Fyodor Dostoevsky
   created the character   
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky
   created the character   
Stepan Verhovensky
The Possessed, 1872
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Father Cayetano Delaura
Of Love and Other Demons
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Fermina Daza
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Florentino Ariza
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
José Arcadio Buendía
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Melquíades
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Pilar Ternera
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Úrsula Iguarán
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
   created the character   
Sierva María De Todos Los Ángeles
Of Love and Other Demons
Geoffrey Chaucer
   created the character   
Harry Bailey
The host, The Canterbury Tales, first transcribed, 1387-1400
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Eliza Dolittle
Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Henry Higgins
Pygmalion; a play, 1913
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Jack Tanner
Man and Superman; drama, 1903
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
King Magnus
The Apple Cart, 1928
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Proteus
The Apple Cart
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Raina Petkoff
Arms and the Man; drama, 1898
George Bernard Shaw
   created the character   
Reverend James Morell
Candida; drama, 1897
George Eliot
   created the character   
Aaron Winthrop
Silas Marner
George Eliot
   created the character   
Daniel Deronda
Daniel Deronda, 1876
George Eliot
   created the character   
Maggie Tulliver
The Mill on the Floss
George Eliot
   created the character   
Mirah Lapidoth
Daniel Deronda
George Eliot
   created the character   
Silas Marner
Silas Marner, 1861
George Eliot
   created the character   
Tom Tulliver
The Mill on the Floss
George Orwell
   created the character   
Boxer
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Clover
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Moses
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Napoleon
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Old Major
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Snowball
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Squealer
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   created the character   
Winston Smith
1984
George Sand
   created the character   
Consuelo
Consuelo, 1843
Gertrude Stein
   created the character   
Alice B. Toklas
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, 1933
Gertrude Stein
   created the character   
Anna Federner
Three Lives, 1909
Gertrude Stein
   created the character   
Lena Mainz
Three Lives
Gertrude Stein
   created the character   
Melanctha Herbert
Three Lives
Günter Grass
   created the character   
Konrad Pokriefke
Crabwalk
Günter Grass
   created the character   
Mahlke
Cat and Mouse
Günter Grass
   created the character   
Oskar Matzerath
The Tin Drum
Günter Grass
   created the character   
Pelenz
Cat and Mouse, English translation, 1963
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Alden Pyle
The Quiet American, 1955
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Charles Fortnum
The Honorary Consul
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Eduardo Plarr
The Honorary Consul, 1973
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Major Henry Scobie
The Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Maurice Bendrix
The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Sarah Miles
The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
   created the character   
Thomas Fowler
The Quiet American
Guillaume Apollinaire
   created the character   
Mony Vibescu
Les Onze Mille Verges
Gustave Flaubert
   created the character   
Emma Bovary
Madame Bovary
Guy De Maupassant
   created the character   
Georges Duroy
Bel-Ami, English translation, 1889
Guy De Maupassant
   created the character   
Jeanne De Lamare
A Woman's Life, 1883
G & W Grossmith
   created the character   
Charles Pooter
1892 The Diary of a Nobody
Harold Pinter
   created the character   
Mick
The Caretaker; drama, 1960
Harold Pinter
   created the character   
Petey Boles
The Birthday Party; drama, first performed, 1958
Harper Lee
   created the character   
Arthur "Boo" Radley
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
   created the character   
Atticus Finch
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
   created the character   
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
   created the character   
Scout Finch
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
   created the character   
Tom Robinson
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harriet Beecher Stowe
   created the character   
Simon Legree
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Heinrich Böll
   created the character   
Hans Schnier
The Clown, first English translation, 1965
Heinrich Böll
   created the character   
Leni Pfeiffer
Group Portrait With Lady
Henrik Ibsen
   created the character   
Gregers Werle
The Wild Duck
Henrik Ibsen
   created the character   
Jorgen Tesman
Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
   created the character   
Mrs Helene Alving
Ghosts; drama, 1881
Henrik Ibsen
   created the character   
Nora Helmer
A Doll's House
Henry Fielding
   created the character   
Captain Booth
Amelia, 1751
Henry Fielding
   created the character   
Squire Allworthy
Tom Jones
Henry Fielding
   created the character   
Tom Jones
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
Henry James
   created the character   
Adam Verver
The Golden Bowl, 1904
Henry James
   created the character   
Chadwick Newsome
The Ambassadors, 1903
Henry James
   created the character   
Daisy Miller
Daisy Miller; novella, 1878
Henry James
   created the character   
Fernanda Brookenham
The Awkward Age, 1899
Henry James
   created the character   
Isabel Archer
The Portrait of a Lady, 1881
Henry James
   created the character   
Lambert Strether
The Ambassadors
Henry James
   created the character   
Maisie Farange
What Maisie Knew, 1897
Henry James
   created the character   
Milly Theale
The Wings of the Dove, 1902
Henry James
   created the character   
Olive Chancellor
The Bostonians, 1886
Henry James
   created the character   
Prince Amerigo
The Golden Bowl, 1904
Henry James
   created the character   
Winterbourne
Daisy Miller
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   created the character   
Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha, 1855
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   created the character   
Minnehaha
The Song of Hiawatha
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   created the character   
Nakomis
The Song of Hiawatha
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Emil Sinclair
Demian
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Father Jacobus
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Franz Kromer
Demian
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Frau Eva
Demian
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Gotama
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Govinda
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Hans Giebenrath
Beneath the Wheel
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Harry Haller
Steppenwolf
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Joseph Knecht
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Plinio Designiori
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Siddhartha
Siddhartha, 1922
Hermann Hesse
   created the character   
Vasudeva
Siddhartha and Journey to the East
Herman Melville
   created the character   
Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Herman Melville
   created the character   
Captain Ahab
Moby Dick
Herman Melville
   created the character   
Ismael
Moby Dick
Herman Wouk
   created the character   
Arthur Youngblood Hawke
Youngblood Hawke, 1961
Herman Wouk
   created the character   
Marjorie Morgenstern
Marjorie Morningstar, 1955
Herman Wouk
   created the character   
Tom Keefer
The Caine Mutiny
Herman Wouk
   created the character   
Victor "Pug" Henry
The Winds of War, 1971
Herman Wouk
   created the character   
Willie Keith
The Caine Mutiny, 1951
H. G. Wells
   created the character   
Edward Prendick
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Homer
   created the character   
Odysseus
The Odyssey; first transcribed, 800 BCE; first English translation, 1616
Honoré De Balzac
   created the character   
Baron Hulot
Cousin Bette, 1846; English translation, 1888
Honoré De Balzac
   created the character   
Eugène De Rastignac
Le Père Goriot
Honoré De Balzac
   created the character   
Lisbeth
The title character in Cousin Bette
Honoré De Balzac
   created the character   
Raphael De Valentin
The Wild Ass's Skin, 1831; English translation, 1896
Ian Fleming
   created the character   
James Bond
Various titles
Ira Levin
   created the character   
Yakov Liebermann
The Boys from Brazil
Isaac Asimov
   created the character   
Dr. Susan Calvin
I, Robot
Isaac Bashevis Singer
   created the character   
Herman Broder
Enemies: A Love Story
Isaac Bashevis Singer
   created the character   
Sabbatai Zevi
Satan in Goray
Isabel Allende
   created the character   
Alba Satigny
The House of the Spirits, 1982
Isabel Allende
   created the character   
Esteban Trueba
The House of the Spirits, English translation, 1985
Isabel Allende
   created the character   
Pedro Tercero Garcia
The House of the Spirits
Isak Dinesen
   created the character   
Denys Finch Hatton
Out of Africa
Isak Dinesen
   created the character   
Karen Blixen
Out of Africa, 1937
Italo Calvino
   created the character   
Agilulf
The Nonexistent Knight
Italo Calvino
   created the character   
Cosimo Piovasco Di Rondo
The Baron in the Trees
Italo Calvino
   created the character   
Dr. Trelawney
The Cloven Viscount
Italo Calvino
   created the character   
Medardo
The Cloven Viscount
Ivan Turgenev
   created the character   
Arkady Islayev
A Month in the Country; drama, 1855
Ivan Turgenev
   created the character   
Dimitry Sanin
Torrents of Spring
Ivan Turgenev
   created the character   
Yevgeny Vasil'evich Bazarov
Fathers and Sons, 1862
Jack Kerouac
   created the character   
Carlo Marx
On the Road (Allen Ginsberg)
Jack Kerouac
   created the character   
Dean Moriarty
On the Road (Neil Cassidy)
Jack Kerouac
   created the character   
Jack Duluoz
Vanity of Duluoz
Jack Kerouac
   created the character   
Sal Paradise
On the Road (Kerouac)
Jack London
   created the character   
Buck
A dog; Call of the Wild, 1903
Jack London
   created the character   
Humphrey Van Weyden
The Sea-Wolf, 1904
Jack London
   created the character   
Wolf Larsen
The Sea-Wolf
James Agee
   created the character   
Rufus Follet
A Death in the Family, 1957
James Baldwin
   created the character   
John Grimes
Go Tell It On the Mountain, 1953
James Baldwin
   created the character   
Leo Proudhammer
Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
James Farrell
   created the character   
Studs Lonigan
Studs Lonigan, 1935
James Fenimore Cooper
   created the character   
Chingachgook
The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
   created the character   
Colonel Munro
The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
   created the character   
Leatherstocking
The Pioneers, 1832
James Fenimore Cooper
   created the character   
Magua
The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
   created the character   
Natty Bumppo
Called Deerslayer by the Delaware in The Deerslayer
James Joyce
   created the character   
Buck Mulligan
Ulysses
James Joyce
   created the character   
Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker
Finnegan's Wake
James Joyce
   created the character   
Leopold Bloom
Ulysses
James Joyce
   created the character   
Molly Bloom
Ulysses, 1922
James Joyce
   created the character   
Stephen Dedalus
Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Leo Herlihy
   created the character   
Clinton Williams
All Fall Down, 1960
James Leo Herlihy
   created the character   
Joe Buck
Midnight Cowboy, 1965
James Leo Herlihy
   created the character   
Rico "Ratso" Rizzo
Midnight Cowboy
James Michener
   created the character   
Harry Brubaker
The Bridges of Toko-Ri
James Michener
   created the character   
Lame Beaver
Centennial
James Michener
   created the character   
Lloyd "Ace" Gruver
Sayonara
James Thurber
   created the character   
Walter Mitty
1939 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
James Welch
   created the character   
White Man's Dog
Fool's Crow
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Elinor Dashwood
Sense and Sensibility, 1811
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Elizabeth Bennet
Pride and Prejudice, 1813
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Emma Woodhouse
Emma, 1816
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Fanny Price
Mansfield Park, 1814
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Fitzwilliam Darcy
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Jane Bennet
Pride and Prejudice, 1813
Jane Austen
   created the character   
Sir Thomas Bertram
Mansfield Park
J. D. Salinger
   created the character   
Bessie Gallagher Glass
Franny and Zooey, 1955
J. D. Salinger
   created the character   
Carl Luce
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
   created the character   
Holden Caulfield
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
   created the character   
Sally Hayes
The Catcher in the Rye
Jean-Paul Sartre
   created the character   
Antoine Roquentin
Nausea
Jean-Paul Sartre
   created the character   
Valet
No Exit; drama, 1944
Jerzy Kosinski
   created the character   
Ben Rand
Being There
Jerzy Kosinski
   created the character   
Chauncey Gardiner
Being There
Jerzy Kosinski
   created the character   
Lekh
The Painted Bird, 1965
Jim Harrison
   created the character   
David Burkett
True North
Jim Harrison
   created the character   
J. W. Northridge
Dalva
J. M. Coetzee
   created the character   
David Lurie
Disgrace
J. M. Coetzee
   created the character   
Eugene Dawn
Dusklands
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Carter Lang
Play It As It Lays
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Elena McMahon
The Last Thing He Wanted
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Grace Strasser-Mendana
A Book of Common Prayer
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Inez Victor
Democracy
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Jack Lovett
Democracy, 1984
Joan Didion
   created the character   
Maria Wyeth
Play It As it Lays
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Count Egmont
Egmont; drama, 1788, English translation, 1837
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Faust
Faust; first English translation, 1838
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Gretchen
Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Homunculus
Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Mephistopheles
Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   created the character   
Werther
The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774
John Barth
   created the character   
Ebenezer Cooke
The Sot-Weed Factor
John Barth
   created the character   
George Giles
Giles Goat-Boy, 1966; character is also called Billy Bocksfuss
John Barth
   created the character   
Henry Burlingame
The Sot-Weed Factor
John Barth
   created the character   
Jacob Horner
The End of the Road, 1958
John Barth
   created the character   
Todd Andrews
The Floating Opera, 1957
John Buchan
   created the character   
Richard Hannay
1915 The Thirty-Nine Steps
John Cheever
   created the character   
Eliot Nailles
Bullet Park, 1969
John Cheever
   created the character   
Leander Wapshot
Wapshot Chronicle
John Cheever
   created the character   
Neddy Merrill
The Swimmer, 1964
John Dos Passos
   created the character   
Fainy "Mac" McCreary
U.S.A., a three volume set first published together in 1938
John Fowles
   created the character   
Frederick Clegg
The Collector, 1963
John Fowles
   created the character   
Miranda Grey
The Collector, 1963
John Fowles
   created the character   
Nicholas Urfe
The Magus, 1966
John Fowles
   created the character   
Sarah Woodruff
The French Lieutenant's Woman, 1969
John Gardner
   created the character   
Captain Fist
October Light
John Gardner
   created the character   
Fred Clumly
The Sunlight Dialogues
John Gardner
   created the character   
Henry Soames
Nickel Mountain
John Gardner
   created the character   
Hrothgar
Grendel
John Gardner
   created the character   
James Page
October Light
John Gardner
   created the character   
Millie Jewel Hodge
The Sunlight Dialogues
John Gardner
   created the character   
Nick Slater
The Sunlight Dialogues
John Gardner
   created the character   
Peter Mickelsson
Mickelsson's Ghosts
John Gardner
   created the character   
Peter Wagner
October Light
John Gardner
   created the character   
Sally Page Abbot
October Light
John Gardner
   created the character   
Taggart Hodge
The Sunlight Dialogues, 1972
John Hersey
   created the character   
Major Victor Joppolo
A Bell for Adano, 1944
John Hersey
   created the character   
Sergeant Borth
A Bell for Adano
John Kennedy Toole
   created the character   
Ignatius Reilly
A Confederacy of Dunces, 1980
John Le Carré
   created the character   
George Smiley
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 1974
John O'Hara
   created the character   
Julian English
Appointment in Samarra, 1934
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Adam Trask
East of Eden, 1952
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Cathy Ames
East of Eden
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Ethan Allen Howley
The Winter of our Discontent
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
George Milton
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Lee Chong
Cannery Row
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Lennie Small
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
   created the character   
Tom Joad
The Grapes of Wrath
John Updike
   created the character   
Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy
Terrorist
John Updike
   created the character   
Billy Gregg
The Poorhouse Fair
John Updike
   created the character   
Harry Angstrom
Rabbit Run and other Rabbit novels
John Updike
   created the character   
Henry Bech
Appears in several stories and novels
John Updike
   created the character   
Jack Levy
Terrorist
John Updike
   created the character   
John Hook
The Poorhouse Fair, 1959
John Updike
   created the character   
Owen Mackenzie
Villages
Joseph Conrad
   created the character   
Kurtz
Heart of Darkness, 1902
Joseph Conrad
   created the character   
Marlow
Heart of Darkness, 1902
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Bob Slocum
Something Happened, 1974
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Captain Aardvark
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Chaplain Tappman
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Colonel Cathcart
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Doc Daneeka
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
John Yossarian
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Major Major
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
   created the character   
Milo Minderbinder
Catch-22
Joyce Carol Oates
   created the character   
Dr Karl Pedersen
Wonderland
Joyce Carol Oates
   created the character   
Jean Pierre Bellefleur
Bellefleur, 1980
Joyce Carol Oates
   created the character   
Jesse Vogel
Wonderland, 1971
Joyce Carol Oates
   created the character   
Loretta Botsford
Them, 1969
Joyce Carol Oates
   created the character   
Rebecca Tignor
The Gravedigger's Daughter, 2007
Joyce Cary
   created the character   
Gulley Jimson
The Horse's Mouth, 1944
Joyce Cary
   created the character   
Sara Monday
The Horse's Mouth, 1944
J. P. Donleavy
   created the character   
Sebastian Dangerfield
1955 The Ginger Man
J. R. R. Tolkien
   created the character   
Bilbo Baggins
The Hobbit and briefly in Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
   created the character   
Gandolf the Great
The Lord of the Rings
Jules Verne
   created the character   
Captain Nemo
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
   created the character   
Cyrus Smith
The Mysterious Island
Jules Verne
   created the character   
Phileas Fogg
Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
   created the character   
Professor Lidenbrock
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jules Verne
   created the character   
Professor Pierre Aronnax
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, English translation, 1873
Kate Chopin
   created the character   
Adèle Ratignolle
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
   created the character   
Alcée Arobin
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
   created the character   
Edna Pontellier
The Awakening, 1899
Kate Chopin
   created the character   
Louise Mallard
The Story of An Hour, a short story
Kate Chopin
   created the character   
Robert Lebrun
The Awakening
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
Amparo
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
Frau Greta Baumgartner
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
Jenny Brown
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
Mary Treadwell
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
Wilhelm Freytag
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
   created the character   
William Denny
Ship of Fools
Kazuo Ishiguro
   created the character   
Lord Darlington
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
   created the character   
Stevens
The Remains of the Day
Ken Kesey
   created the character   
Chief Bromden
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
   created the character   
Nurse Ratched
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
   created the character   
Randle McMurphy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kenneth Graham
   created the character   
Mr Toad
The Wind in the Willows, 1908
Kingsley Amis
   created the character   
Jim Dixon
1954 Lucky Jim
Langston Hughes
   created the character   
Sandy Williams
Not Without Laughter; 1930
Larry McMurtry
   created the character   
Augustus McCrae
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
   created the character   
Aurora Greenway
The Evening Star and Terms of Endearment
Larry McMurtry
   created the character   
Lonnie Bannon
Horseman, Pass By; inspiration for the film, Hud
Larry McMurtry
   created the character   
Sonny Crawford
The Last Picture Show
Larry McMurtry
   created the character   
Woodrow F. Call
Lonesome Dove
Larry Woiwode
   created the character   
Martin Neumiller
Beyond the Bedroom Wall
Laurence Sterne
   created the character   
Tristram Shandy
1759 - 1769 in nine volume, The Life and Opinion of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
Aubrey Blanford
Livia, 1978
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
David Mountolive
The Alexandria Quartet
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
Felix Chatto
Livia
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
Justine Hosnani
The Alexandria Quartet
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
L. G. Darley
The Alexandria Quartet; Justine, 1957; Balthazar, 1958; Mountolive, 1958; Clea, 1960
Lawrence Durrell
   created the character   
Paul Capodistria
The Alexandria Quartet
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Anna Karenina
Anna Karénina; first English translation, 1886
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Count Pyotr Kirillovich Bezukhov
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Ivan Ilyich
The Death of Ivan Ilyich Golovin; novella, 1886
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Olyenin
The Cossacks, 1863
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Prince Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy
   created the character   
Uncle Yeroshka
The Cossacks
Leslie Marmon Silko
   created the character   
Old Ku'oosh
Ceremony, 1978
Leslie Marmon Silko
   created the character   
Tayo
Ceremony, 1977
Leslie Marmon Silko
   created the character   
Thought-Woman
Ceremony


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