This article is about the 10 best romantic novels of the 19th century.
Anna Karenina is a masterpiece of Tolstoy that deals with themes such as faith, identity, jealousy, society, marriage, and more.
This novel by Austen tells the story of the broke Dashwood family, centering Elinor and Marianne who portray gumption and emotionality respectively.
The classic romance of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is considered one of the best romantic couples in literature.
Described by Sons and Lovers author D.H. Lawrence as a ‘perfect work of American imagination’, The Scarlett Letter deals with the character named Hester Prynne.
This novel by Hardy deals with a young woman named Tess, and the troubles she faces in her relationship with two men.
Protagonist Margaret Hale settles with her parents in Milton, north of England. She witnesses the cruel world caused by the Industrial Revolution.
The story goes after the main character Jane Eyre a seemingly simple and uncomplicated girl as she conflicts through life’s efforts.
Considered as the classic example of reality, Madame Bovary deals with the miserable tale of a marriage that ends in tragedy.
This novel by Hugo is defined as a key text in French literature. Set in Rome during the 15th century the novel deals with Quasimodo.
This story by James deals with Isabel Archer, a spirited youthful American woman who finds her destiny extremely overwhelming.
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