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October 29, 2006

The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived: How Characters of Fiction, Myth, Legends, Television and Movies Have Shaped Our Society, Changed Our Behavior and Set the Course of History

By Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan and Jeremy Salter

Neither Beowulf nor Homer Simpson made the list, but lots of other legendary figures did. The authors try to explain the importance of these fictional characters in our lives and then, just to make a little trouble, actually rank their importance. You are sure to disagree about some assessments, nod in bemused agreement about others and make loads of fresh personal connections between life and art.

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