Friday The 13th: 13 Unlucky Characters In Literature

04/13/2012 08:49 am ET

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?

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