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Joanna (foxwrapped) | 353 comments In celebration of Halloween, Kim Newman (author of Anno Dracula and the Moriarty series) has a list on Flavorwire naming the 10 best villians in literature.

1. Count Dracula
2. Ernest Ralph Gorse
3. Kaspar Gutman
4. Rupert of Hentzau
5. Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde
6. Fu Manchu
7. Professor Moriarty
8. Tom Ripley
9. Dudley Smith
10. Annie Wilkes

Happy Halloween!


message 2: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) | 164 comments I am not sure I agree with some of them - I never thought of Kaspar Gutman or Dudley Smith as being particularly threatening. I would probably add Baron Gruner (The Illustrious Client) to the mix, and Lydia Gwilt (from Wilkie Collins Armadale).


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