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Good classic romance books?

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    So yeah, I'm really into classic romance novels at the moment and I need some new ones. My favourites are Anne Bronte's 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' and Austen's 'Emma'. Thanks in advance!
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    well i've never been able to beat Pride and Prejudice.

    Although 'North and South' is really good, and the film is great too.
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    50 Shades Of Grey























































































    Nah, even I can't take that seriously
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    Nawww yeah I love Pride and Prejudice <3 Although Darcy's aunt is one of my hated characters in the universe!

    Oh yeah, I forgot North and South! I love the film adaptation, so I'll definitely read that. Cheers


    So glad 50 Shades of Grey turned out to be a joke :')
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    i generally just check out the 'classic romance' section of waterstones, and then go and find them in the library/ebay/amazon!
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    Anything by Jane Austen (Persuasion is a personal favourite), the Brontes (try Villette by Charlotte Bronte, and Jane Eyre if you haven't read it before) and Elizabeth Gaskell (I second North and South, but I also love Wives and Daughters). Oh, and you should definitely read A Room With A View by E. M. Forster, and the film of it is really good too.
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    Gone With The Wind. It was written in the 1930s but set in the 1860s. I suppose it's romance, though the book does focus less on the romance than the movie adaptation (couldn't get enough of Clark Gable, I guess )

    It's still a good read, regardless
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    Thanks guys!

    Gone With the Wind is one of my favourite things ever <3 And *high five* because Clark Gable is gorgeous!
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    He has that bemused 'Bitch, please' kind of expression going on here:



    :love:
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    I'd recommend 'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel - I'm not usually into romance, but this book is one of the best I've ever read! It employs magic realism so it's a bit different from classics like 'Emma' but it's really enjoyable
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    I suggest Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White and The Moonstone; and Anthony Trollope - Can You Forgive Her?
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    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence.
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    (Original post by thecrimsonidol)
    50 Shades Of Grey
    Lmao. Seriously, I saw this thread topic and thought about putting the exact same reply. Beat me to it.
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    (Original post by thecrimsonidol)
    50 Shades Of Grey

    Nah, even I can't take that seriously
    Hahahaha! I think I make up a minority of females who have absolutely no interest in that book.

    I haven't read it, a lot of my freinds have - one of the best things I've heard is that the main male character likes to "abuse women who look like his dead crack-whore mother." :curious:

    Aw, and they say romance is dead eh? :u:

    But in all seriousness....Pride and Prejudice is apparently brilliant - someone I know has read it 30 times. :rolleyes:
    I will get round to reading it one day.
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    (Original post by LaurenPhilippa)
    Hahahaha! I think I make up a minority of females who have absolutely no interest in that book.

    I haven't read it, a lot of my freinds have - one of the best things I've heard is that the main male character likes to "abuse women who look like his dead crack-whore mother." :curious:

    I've heard similar things. I just remember a few weeks ago when my dad and stepmum came up for my graduation, I went to visit them in their hotel the night beforehand and she was reading it. Not a pleasant thought....
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    In a twisted way - Wuthering Heights. It's a good love story... as well as revege, Gothic horror... um, yeah. Jane Eyre is also good, and as many others have said, you can't beat Pride and Prejudice.
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    Thanks to everyone who replied!

    And hehe, 'Lady Chatterly's Lover'- I was just like 'whoa' when I read that; I didn't expect it to be so rude! I'm sure he only wrote it to cause controversy :') It's a million time better than 50 Shades!

    Anyway, I went to Waterstones today and got a few new books.

    So yeah, I bought:

    North and South
    The Woman in White
    and this random one called 'Evelina' by Frances Burney that I've never heard of. Sounded decent on the synopsis though.

    Again, thanks all!
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    War and Peace

    I love Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility... everything by Jane Austen!
    Just read everything by her, you won't regret it.
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    Bah! Pride and Prejudice is over-rated.

    Sense and Sensibility is MUCH better.

    <3 x
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    (Original post by thecrimsonidol)
    I've heard similar things. I just remember a few weeks ago when my dad and stepmum came up for my graduation, I went to visit them in their hotel the night beforehand and she was reading it. Not a pleasant thought....
    Oh I can beat you on that! Went round to my friends house the other week, on the odd occasion of sunny weather we have here in Leeds, she had a BBQ.

    She also invited family members. I walked into the kitchen to hear her GRANDMA stating she "can't decide which of the 3 books is her favourite". :eek:

    I swiftly walked out. :creep:

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