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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Most Haunting Literary Characters

Miss Havisham

Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham

 

The British public has voted: The most haunting female and male characters in literature are Miss Havisham and Heathcliff.  Here is the whole list:

 

Top ten most haunting female characters

1. Miss Havisham - Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

2. The ghost - The Woman in Black, Susan Hill

3. Lady Macbeth - Macbeth, William Shakespeare

4. White Witch - Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

5. Annie Wilkes - Misery, Stephen King

6.Mrs De Winter - Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

7. Nuse Ratched - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

8. Mrs Coulter -  Northern Lights, Philip Pullman

9. Miss Trunchball - Matilda, Roald Dahl

10. Miss Hardbroom - The Worst Witch, Jill Murphy

 

Top ten most haunting male characters

1. Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

2. Count Dracula - Dracula, Bram Stoker

3. Jack Torrance - The Shining, Stephen King

4. Mr Rochester - Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

5. Alex - A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

6. Frankenstein's monster - Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

7. Pennywise the clown - It, Stephen King

8. President Coriolanus Snow - The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

9. Caliban - The Tempest, William Shakespeare

10. Kevin - We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver

 

As reported by  in International Business Times.

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