I recently watched the first in a series of television programmes called Faulks on Fiction which discusses the world of the British novel.

The first episode was titled 'Hero' and discussed the development of the hero role through several classic novels. His heroes were:

Faulks believes that the hero can now only be found in films, children's fiction and crime novels. He finishes with these words, "For literary novels, it's over. The hero is dead. End of story". Do you agree?

Thinking of my own list of heroes from British novels, I find:
Who are your literary heroes?


  1. That's just not right. Heroes can be anyone.


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