Superstition scholars squabble over the origins of Friday the 13th. Not historically an unlucky day, it was first deemed so in a late 1800s biography of Gioachino Rossini. Still, we'd look out for puddles and banana peels today.
To honor the holiday, we've compiled a list of 13 very unlucky characters in literature -- some comically foolish, others tragically downtrodden.
Who do you think is the most unlucky character in literature?