20 Unforgettable Literary Villains

To celebrate Halloween, I thought I would take a tour of some of the best villains to populate the world of literature. As I was preparing this list, I mined through my own reading adventures and also looked through other lists on line. I discovered there are a TON of incredible villains I have yet to meet! Seems I need to get my tush into high reading gear 😉

But here are the villains with whom I am acquainted in all their horrid glory!

 

Voldemort (He Who Must Not Be Named) from the Harry Potter series

 

2. Screwtape from The Screwtape Letters

 

3. Uriah Heep from David Copperfield

 

4. Saruman from The Lord of the Rings trilogy

 

5. The Swiss from White Horse

 

6. Amy from Gone Girl

 

7. George Stark from The Dark Half

 

8. Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein

 

9. Robert Lovelace from Clarissa: Or, the History of a Young Woman

 

10. Jadis (aka The White Witch) from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe & The Magician’s Nephew

 

11. Worm from The Witches of Worm

 

12. Marquise de Merteuil from Les Liaisons Dangereuses

 

13. Grendel’s Mother from Beowulf

 

14. Annie Wilkes from Misery

 

15. The Grand High Witch from Witches

 

16. Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca

 

17. Kevin from We Need to Talk about Kevin

 

18. Frederick Clegg from The Collector

 

19. George Wickham from Pride and Prejudice

 

20. Mister from The Color Purple

 

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