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The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900

List of books with the 100 best characters in fiction since 1900 according to Book Magazine. A ranking compiled by a panel of 55 authors, literary agents, editors, and actors in 2002.
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avg. score: 24 of 100 (24%)
required scores: 1, 10, 16, 23, 36 

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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
3
Lolita
Lolita
4
Ulysses
Ulysses
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5
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
6
The Hound of the Baskerville (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of the Baskerville (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
7
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
8
Ulysses
Ulysses
9
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
10
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
11
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
12
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
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13
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
14
Lolita
Lolita
15
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
16
Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
17
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
18
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John Le Carre)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John Le Carre)
19
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
20
Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
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21
In Our Time (Ernest Hemingway)
In Our Time (Ernest Hemingway)
22
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
23
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
24
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
25
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
26
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
27
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
28
The Baron in the Trees
The Baron in the Trees
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29
Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
30
The Tin Drum
The Tin Drum
31
Wise Blood
Wise Blood
32
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth)
33
The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer
34
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
35
My Man Jeeves (P. G. Wodehouse)
My Man Jeeves (P. G. Wodehouse)
36
Henderson the Rain King (Eugene Henderson)
Henderson the Rain King (Eugene Henderson)
37
Remembrance of Things Past
Remembrance of Things Past
38
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
39
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
40
The Little White Bird (Peter Pan)
The Little White Bird (Peter Pan)
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