20 Literary Love Affairs

February 4, 2024

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary Year and the month of love, enjoy this list of 20 Literary Love Affairs!


1. Romeo and Juliet – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


2. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


3. Tea Cake and Janie – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


4. Orpheus and Eurydice – Various adaptations and poems


5. Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


6. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


7. Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez


8. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


9. Marianne and Connell – Normal People by Sally Rooney


10. Emma Bovary and Rodolphe Boulanger – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


11. Jeannette Winterson and Louise – Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson


12. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


13. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist – Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx


14. Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


15. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


16. Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy – Bridget Jones’ Diary  by Helen Fielding


17. Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley – The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling


18. Celie and Shug Avery – The Color Purple by Alice Walker


19. Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza – “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


20. Elio Perlman and Oliver – Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman

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