List of Fictional Anarchists - Literature

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Clay
a main character encountered by the protagonists of The Oregon Experiment, by Keith Scribner. The character was based on anarchists the author met.
Professor Bernardo de la Paz
An intellectual subversive, who self-identifies as a "Rational Anarchist", in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966), by Robert A. Heinlein
Edward Tolby
An agent of the Anarchist League, in The Last of the Masters (1954), by Philip K. Dick. Edward Tolby is among a trio of anarchists tasked with investigating rumors of a government in hiding near a remote mountain valley. His daughter and comrade, Silvia Tolby, is kidnapped by a military scouts. After infiltrating the state, Edward assassinates the head of state, the last "government robot", and rescues his daughter.
Freddie "Stubby" Lynch
A poor paperboy, in The Anarchist: His Dog (1912), by Susan Glaspell.
Valentin Michael Karstev
A Russian revolutionary, terrorist, and author of an anarchist treatise, The Laws of Human History, in Protect and Defend (1999), by Eric L. Harry.
Hagbard Celine
A discordian genius, computer engineer, and captain of a submarine, in The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1969), by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson.
Kaw-Djer
A mysterious man who believes in anarchic individualism, in The Survivors of the 'Jonathan' (1897), by Jules Verne. Possibly based on Peter Kropotkin.
Leo Gold
A pessimistic, aging author and former labor organizer, in At the Anarchists' Convention (1979), by John Sayles.
Lucian Gregory
A militant terrorist who promotes chaos as the epitome of beauty and anarchy, in The Man Who Was Thursday (1908), by G. K. Chesterton. He is an allegorical figure, representing Lucifer.
Mafile
A murderous terrorist, in An Anarchist (1905), by Joseph Conrad.
The Mechanic (a.k.a. Crocodile & Anarchisto de Barcelona)
An anonymous escaped convict, driven mad by his association with anarchists, and who never reveals his true name, in An Anarchist (1905), by Joseph Conrad. He denies being an anarchist, but is still labeled one by the narrator at the end of the story.
Paula Mendoza
An anarchist who uses unconventional methods as a diplomat to maintain peace between antagonistic political factions, in Floating Worlds 1975, by Cecelia Holland.
Merlyn (as portrayed by the author)
The Arthurian wizard, portrayed as an anarchist, anti-communist, anti-fascist, and antimilitarist, in The Book of Merlyn 1941, by T. H. White.
Michaelis
An underground terrorist, in The Secret Agent (1907), by Joseph Conrad.
Ossipon
An underground terrorist, in The Secret Agent (1907), by Joseph Conrad.
Robert Penn
An agent of the Anarchist League, in The Last of the Masters (1954), by Philip K. Dick. Robert Penn is among a trio of anarchists tasked with investigating rumors of a government in hiding near a remote mountain valley. En route his group is intercepted by spies of the state, who are ordered to kill the agents. Of the three, Penn does not survive, though the spies die with him.
Shevek
An experimental physicist and theoretician, attempting to develop a General Temporal Theory, in The Dispossessed (1974), by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Simon
A murderous terrorist, in An Anarchist (1905), by Joseph Conrad.
Silvia Tolby
An agent of the Anarchist League, in The Last of the Masters (1954), by Philip K. Dick. Silvia Tolby is among a trio of anarchists tasked with investigating rumors of a government in hiding near a remote mountain valley. She is kidnapped by military scouts after falling unconscious in a car wreck. She is taken to the government center and questioned by the head of state, the last "government robot". Her father, Edward Tolby, assassinates the robot and rescues her.
Viceroy Wilson
An anarchist and militant terrorist in Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season (1986). A former football star with the Miami Dolphins, Viceroy later became an anarchist and African-American activist. Recruited into Skip Wiley's Las Noches de Diciembre, he kills tourists hoping to push them out of the state.

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