Who’s Your Favorite Literary Hero?


Messieurs Mills n Boon and the Cheltenham Literary festival have a nice little competition here. You get to choose your favorite literary hero from the following list:

  • Richard Sharpe – Sharpe by Bernard Cornwall
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Mark Darcy – Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Rochester – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Rupert Campbell Black – Rutshire Chronicles by Jilly Cooper
  • Rhett Butler – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Captain Corelli – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  • Henry DeTamble – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Gabriel Oak – Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Not a very long list, but it was easy for me to make my choice – Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’s Diary. I think he is just the perfect modern-day hero 🙂

Who is your favorite literary hero?

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  • Rupa

    @Nish: Yep, the same Rupa. I remember borrowing Gone with the Wind from your collection. And I read it day and night until I finished it. 🙂 Good times…

    • hehe…good, I don’t remember it 🙂

      We should catch up on chat/ Facebook. It’s been ages…

  • Rupa

    Fitzwilliam Darcy. A thousand times over. 🙂 Oh…Rhett Butler would be a distant second.

    • You are a traditionalist, I see :). Btw, you the same Rupa from John’s??

  • Fitzwilliam Darcy for many reasons.

    • Looks like he is the popular option 🙂

  • sumanam

    Iam with Pearls.. Rhett Butler… and also I would like to add Atticus Finch from “To Kill A Mockingbird”..

    • Ohh…yes Atticus Finch, so good. I love a man with integrity.

  • Rhett butler….. definitely rhett butler.. – He was equal opportunity and sexy back in the day…

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