"Mr Woodhouse and Mr Casaubon "

These two examples of flawed male characters created by female authors are, presumably, Mr Henry Woodhouse, father to Emma in Jane Austen's novel of that name, who is excessively concerned about his own and other people's health; and The Rev. Edward Casaubon, unlovely husband to Dorothea in George Eliot's Middlemarch, who is hopelessly obsessed with his very bad and never finished book, The Key to All Mythologies.