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100 ตัวละครที่ดีที่สุด ตั้งแต่ปี ค.ศ. 1900
จาก การคัดเลือกของนิตยสาร Book Magazine

1. Jay Gatsby
Social climber from The Great Gatsby (1925)
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Like Daisy, the object of Gatsby's desire, a money-conscious Zelda Sayre put off her engagement to a poor Fitzgerald. His first book made him rich, and Zelda married him a week later its publication.
2. Holden Caulfield
Prep-school dropout from The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
By J.D. Salinger
Caulfield was introduced to the American public in the 1940s in two short stories: "I'm Crazy" and "Slight Rebellion off Madison.

3. Humbert Humbert
Licentious professor in Lolita (1955)
By Vladimir Nabokov
Upon its publication, Nabokov's much-reviled book had only one notable champion: author Graham Greene, who called it one of the best books of 1955.

4. Leopold Bloom
Ad canvasser from Ulysses (1922)
By James Joyce
Joyce based Bloom on an acquaintance named Alfred H. Hunter, who took card of Joyce after he'd been knocked down in a fight.

5. Rabbit Angstrom
Washed-up high school basketball star from Rabbit, Run (1960) and other novels
By John Updike
"Rabbit would be distant and friendly, but I wouldn't seem very real to him. He'd recognize that I wasn't the real thing but a rabbit manque'." ---John Updike

6. Sherlock Holmes
Legendary detective from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)and other books
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyld
"The first piece of fiction I ever wrote, when I was about ten years old, was a Sherlock Holmes story. I wrote a pastiche of Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes meeting Captain Nemo from [Jules Verne's] 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , and they teamed up to fight Professors Moriarty."----Michael Chabon, Author, the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; Wonder Boys

7. Atticus Finch
Right-minded lawyer from To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
By Harper Lee
Finch was Lee's mother's maiden name.

8. Molly Bloom
Singer from Ulysses (1922)
By James Joyce
"I admired her earthy, sexual and lyrical qualities, her passion and her humor. I remember vividly her sensuality. And she had all of these qualities that I would try to find in women that I looked for." ---Ken Howard, Actor, Crossing Jordan

9. Stephen Dedalus
Writer in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
By James Joyce
Stephen Dedalus was a pseudonym Joyce used for several stories before publishing Portrait .

10. Lily Bart
Failing socialite from The House of Mirth (1905)
By Edith Wharton
Wharton's characters were modeled on people she knew in high-society families in New York and Newport, Rhode Island.