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Most widely known character?

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MsAmerica Wed 13-Nov-13 23:37:38

I was just reading some Sherlock Holmes, and in an introduction, it was said that the New York Times lauded Holmes as "the most widely known character in English fiction since Pickwick." No date on that, unfortunately. Don't even know if it meant fiction by an English author or fiction in the English language. But it surprised me. Pickwick?

What would you say would be the most widely known character? If it had been the time of Arthur Conan Doyle's death in 1930, I might have guessed David Copperfield. These days, I would have to say, sadly, Harry Potter. What do you think?

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 22-Nov-13 13:00:58

How about Scrooge? Alice from Alice in wonderland? Any character that's been Disney'd smile

RedPencils Fri 22-Nov-13 13:03:06

Winnie the Pooh, although widely known because of Disney

I would probably go with Harry Potter.

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sun 01-Dec-13 20:38:48

When I read the title of thread, the first character that came to my mind was Mr Darcy, but that a years more to do with the character I like best.

Mist widely known nowadays is prob Harry Potter.

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