Hate your job? Well, at least you're not a French soldier in "War and Peace." If you were, you'd be dead.
The #BadJobsInNovels hashtag has collected quite a following in the last few days on Twitter, and we've picked out some of the best. They might make getting up for work on Monday morning just a little bit easier when you see how much better you have it than these poor characters.
If we've left out your favorite bad job in a novel, let us know in the comments section below.