Fictional Favorites

The Independent asked current “literary luminaries” to choose their favorite fictional character of all time. Jane Austen’s characters, both big and small, get quite a few nods. If I had to choose my favorite fictional character of all time, it would be an arduous choice. Singling out Elizabeth Bennett or Claire Randall Fraser would be easy, but I think I would have to choose the character that I have read more times than any other from the book that I read when I was very young and still pick up every couple of years: Josephine March. I wanted to be Jo so badly as a young girl. I still love her intelligence and stubbornness, though it gets her in trouble.

Who would you choose?

–Jane, thinks of Jo writing in the attic

One thought on “Fictional Favorites

  • March 3, 2005 at 12:09 pm

    Ooh, that’d be a tough choice between Trixie Belden and Anne Shirley (of Green Gables fame).

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