Infographic: Periodic Table of Literary Villains

The often under-appreciated villains get their just due in the following infographic.

From Mephistopheles to Count Dracula and Lady Macbeth to the Queen of Hearts, we love to hate the bad guys.

Their villainous activity, whether self-serving or psychopathic, wreaking havoc or ultimately defeated, is often the most memorable part of our favorite books. In commemoration of the hard work antagonists undertake to challenge protagonists and delight readers, here are famous scoundrels and criminals who appear in books featured in the Norton Critical Edition series, ranked according to a version of Dante’s circles of hell.

Infographic: Periodic Table of Literary Villains Infographic

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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