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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