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Best Literary Fathers


Literature is filled with stories of extraordinary men caring for children and the less fortunate. We picked the best of the best father figures in literature. To us, dads are those characters that nurture, protect, sacrifice, and suffer for the sake of their "children." They aren't perfect and sometimes they have to grow into their role, but these men do their best for their children under the circumstances placed before them. Did your favorite "Dad" make the list? Enjoy our best of literary dads list!



Mr. Bennet - Pride and Prejudice Bob Cratchit - A Christmas Carol Clarence Day, Sr. - Life with Father Sam Hawley - The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Matthew Cuthbert Anne of Green Gables Horton - Horton Hatches an Egg Captain Von Trapp - The Sound of Music Hobie - The Goldfinch
Mr. Emerson A Room with a View Harry Silver - Man and Boy Frank Gilbreth - Cheaper By the Dozen Mr. Wallace - A Wrinkle in Time
Atticus Finch - To Kill a Mockingbird Pop Larkin - Darling Buds of May Dad - Little Britches Series Pop - Sing, Unburied, Sing
Johnny Nolan - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn William Danny-Champion of the World Horace Dinsmore-Elsie Dinsmore Mr. Quimby - Ramona Series
Thomas Schell-Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Walter Berglund - Freedom Hans Hubermann - The Book Thief Grandfather - Fablehaven Series
Jean Valjean - Les Miserables T.S Garp The World According to Garp Otto Frank - Diary of Anne Frank Father - In My Father's House
Arthur Weasley - Harry Potter Daniel Peggoty - David Copperfield The Grandfather - The Tiger's Wife Doro - Wild Seed
The Father - The Road Gomez Addams - The Addams Family Abraham Lincoln - Team of Rivals Guido Orefice - Life is Beautiful
Brian Fraser- Written in My Own Heart's Blood Ned Stark - A Game of Thrones Prospero - The Tempest The Father - The Dead Father
Joe Gargery - Great Expectations Gerald O'Hara - Gone with the Wind Michael Henchard - The Mayor of Casterbridge Jose Arcadio Buendia - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Charles "Pa" Ingalls - Little House Series Baba - The Kite Runner Merlin - The Once in Future King Daddy - Hair Love
Gepetto - Pinocchio The Dad - The Heirloom Garden Jonathan Kent - Superman Jack Salmon - The Lovely Bones
Jean - Joachim Goriot - Le Pere Goriot Mr. Lancaster - The Fault in Our Stars Roy - An American Marriage Grandpa Joe Bucket - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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