In this article, we will look at the most romantic books that you should definitely read. Romance is also necessary for a person, as well as excitement, playing in a Bet20 you get the whole range of emotions. So let’s get down to our top.
Antoine François Prevost “The History of the Chevalier des Grieux and Manon Lescaut” (1731)
This story takes place in the scenery of Regency France after the death of Louis XIV. The story is told on behalf of a seventeen-year-old boy, a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy in the north of France. Having successfully passed the exams, he is going to return to his father’s house but accidentally meets an attractive and mysterious girl. This is Manon Lescaut, who was brought to the city by her parents to be sent to a monastery. Cupid’s arrow pierces the heart of the young cavalier and he, forgetting everything, persuades Manon to run away with him. So begins the eternal and wonderful love story of Chevalier des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, which will inspire generations of readers, writers, artists, musicians, directors.
The author of the love story is Abbot Prevost, whose life was tossed between monastic seclusion and secular society. His fate is complicated, interesting, his love for a girl of another faith – forbidden and passionate – formed the basis of a fascinating and scandalous (for his era) book.
Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” (1847)
Debuting in one year, each of the Bronte sisters presented their novel to the world: Charlotte – “Jane Eyre”, Emily – “Wuthering Heights”, Ann – “Agnes Gray”. Charlotte’s novel made a sensation (it, like any books of the most famous of the Brontes, could be in this top), but after the death of the sisters, it was recognized that “Wuthering Heights” is one of the best works of that time.
The most mystical and withdrawn of the sisters, Emily Bronte, created a poignant novel about madness and hatred, about power and love. His contemporaries considered him too rude, but they could not help falling under his magical influence.
The story of generations of two families unfolds against a picturesque background of Yorkshire fields, where the mad wind and inhuman passions rule. The central characters – the freedom-loving Catherine and the impulsive Heathcliff, are obsessed with each other. Their complex characters, different social statuses, exceptional destinies – all together form the canon of a love novel. But this book is more than just a Victorian love novel. According to the modernist Virginia Woolf, “the idea that the manifestations of human nature are based on forces that elevate it and raise it to the foot of greatness, and puts Emily Bronte’s novel in a special, prominent place among similar novels.”
Leo Tolstoy “Anna Karenina” (1877)
“Anna Karenina” is a really great book about great love. Today it is considered (thanks, among other things, to the cinema) that this is a novel about the pure and passionate love of Karenina and Vronsky, which became Anna’s salvation from a boring tyrant husband and her own death.
But for the author himself, it is, first of all, a family novel, a novel about love, which, by connecting the two halves, grows into something more: a family, children. This, according to Tolstoy, is the main purpose of a woman. Because there is nothing more important, and most importantly, more difficult than to raise a child, to keep a real strong family. This idea is personified in the novel by the union of Levin and Kitty. This family, which in many ways Tolstoy wrote off from his union with Sofia Andreevna, becomes a reflection of the ideal union of a man and a woman.