Love stories have been a popular genre of literature since the beginning of time. They are often told from the perspective of a protagonist in love, typically about a romantic relationship between two people.
It is said that love stories are made in heaven, and God speaks through the mighty pen of those who have such stories to tell. If there is love, there would be longing. Fortunate are those people whose lives never meet a sad fate but blessed are those who dared to love and suffer as those who do not die are eventually consumed by passion and desire. For their heart only knows the feeling of happiness and despair all at the same time. They deal with it. They grow with it but cannot remain unaffected.
Given below is a list of famous love story novels of all times that are compiled for the readers.
Even Now by Debbie Harader
It was love at first sight for Kris and Ryan. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to Cambridge, where Ryan went to law school and Kris attended graduate school and worked as a nurse at a hospital.
After completing law school, they moved to Manhattan, where Ryan worked for an old, prestigious law firm. Despite the luxurious amenities, an antiquated policy finally destroyed their marriage, not their love. Kris, feeling at odds, joined the U.S. Army as a nurse and was deployed to Iraq, where she experienced the horror and wartime. She and her C.O., who happened to be Chief of Surgery at Bravo Medical Base, developed feelings that were against military protocol. There are many twists and turns as her life changes with difficult decisions to make.
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
It is about Isabel Archer, who affronts her destiny. The book portrays a character who conflicts with the society surrounding her. She desires independence but gives in to the social norms and marries Gilbert Osmond, who only wants her money and considers her an object instead. She is unable to decide if she must uphold the integrity of her marriage or break free from the miserable setting and settle for a blissful, independent life with her suitor, Caspar Goodwood. She chooses for former as a part of her duty, pride and love for her stepdaughter Pansy.
A Room with a View by E M Forster
Lucy Honey church is holidaying in Italy with her cousin, where she meets George while trying to switch rooms with the father-son duo staying together. The romance brews only to be interrupted by her engagement with Cecil Vyse, who is controlling and materialistic. But, true love triumphs when they marry only to stay in a room that has a view.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Quasimodo is the hunchback as well as the ugliest person of Notre Dame, who is constantly humiliated for his ugliness. While being tortured, he falls in love with a gypsy street dancer, La Esmerelda, as she is the only human who treats him with kindness. Since then, he has been her admirer-cum-savior which compels her to forge an uneasy friendship with him, thanks to his grotesque looks. What fate had in store was separation and grief in life but union after death.
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