Monday, October 19, 2009

Who Do You Love?

My First Love


This article was recently posted on Telegraph.co.uk which had reported the results of a survey which asked, "Who do you think is the most romantic character in literature?" I thought this was such a great question! Here are their top ten results (starting with most romantic):

1. Mr Rochester of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

2. Richard Sharpe of Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series

3. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

4. Heathcliff of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights

5. Rhett Butler of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind

6. Mark Darcy, of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones’ Diary

7. Captain Corelli of Louis de Berniere’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

8. Henry DeTamble of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife

9. Gabriel Oak of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd

10. Rupert Campbell Black, of Jilly Cooper’s The Rutshire Chronicles

For me, I first stepped out of the 'young adult' genre in 7th grade and became the voracious reader that I am today. This was the year that I read 'Gone with the Wind' and Rhett Butler therefore would be my original literary love. Who can resist a good cad and we all now our first loves always stay with us. I would also have to say that the Darcy's - both of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' - are current and probably perennial literary loves. For many of you, although I have never read them, I am guessing you are sad the love interest from 'Twilight' isn't on here! So who are your literary loves? Do you agree with the above list?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not quite sure how I feel about Mr. Rochester being No. 1... the whole crazy-wife-in-the-attic thing feels a little strange to me! I have to admit to having a terrible crush on Darcy, of course, and also Edward from Twilight... but my top literary crush of all time is definitely on Marcus Flutie, the romantic lead from Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling books! I'm searching constantly for my own Marcus! :)

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