5 Classic Romance Heroes We All Fell in Love With
A page from a good book can take you away to a world where a happy ever after is guaranteed. Classic romance novels from the best authors of the time can make you pause and relive the serenity of that period.
The heroes of Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, and Charlotte Bronte are the swoon-worthy men we’ve been reading and watching in their contemporaries.
If, for some unlikely reason, you haven’t read these classic novels, check out our five most favorite heroes that will make the summer even hotter.
Jane Austen has a gift of telling stories that make us want to go back in time. In her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, we met Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
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He has all the superficial qualities of a perfect hero. He’s rich, tall, handsome, and noble, but we fell in love with Mr. Darcy when he finally showed his vulnerability to Lizzy.
Most famous lines: “In vain, I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a novel that can be easily disliked. However, the multifaceted dimensions of the characters make for an interesting read. Heathcliff has become the epitome of a brooding hero whose redeeming quality is his love for Catherine.
Most famous lines: “Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
Of all the heroes in romance novels, Mr. Rochester has a special place in my heart. He may not be as handsome as Mr. Darcy or as dashing as Colonel Wentworth, but he is as swoon worthy.
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Jane Eyre may be plain in appearance but that did not stop Mr. Rochester from falling in love with her. His devotion to Jane and unwavering love for her is what made him a favorite.
Most famous lines: “To the dear eye and eloquent tongue, to the soul made of fire, and the character that bends but does not break... I am ever tender and true.”
His heart was broken when Anne Elliott broke their engagement, believing that she was persuaded by a friend to do so.
Wentworth believed in his dreams and Anne. That is one of his most endearing qualities.
The climax of the book happened when Anne finally received Wentworth’s letter. Its content is the genre’s best romantic letter yet.
Most famous lines: “I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.”