Famous Fictional Dads

13 of the most memorable dads from literature

Parents play an important part in our lives, helping to shape the person we eventually become--for better and for worse. Some of the dads on this list were great at their job, guiding their children wisely and protecting them in the most dire situations. Others were memorable for...less savoury reasons, but to be sure, they all left an indelible stamp on readers' memories. Here are 13 of the most memorable fathers in literature, as voted on by our Facebook and Twitter followers. Did we miss your favourite? Add them in the comments below!

Our Fathers

5. Our Fathers

Andrew O'Hagan
Red Dust Road cover

6. Red Dust Road

Jackie Kay
A Room with a View cover

7. A Room with a View

E.M. Forster
The Shining cover

8. The Shining

Stephen King
The Road

13. The Road

Cormac McCarthy

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: dads, parents