101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
Some fictional characters have had more impact on the world than real people. Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan, and Jeremy Salter set about ranking the “characters of myth, legends, television, and movies [who] have shaped our society, changed our behavior, and set the course of history” in their 2006 book The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived. The book contains short essays explaining how each character had an effect on the world, whether for better or worse.
The foregoing is excerpted from The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived,
by Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan, and Jeremy Salter. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. The authors have a site at www.101influential.com