Favorite Literary Love Stories

Description
In honor of Valentine's Day 2014, the rest of the staff and I got together and compiled a list of our favorite love stories from literature. Feel free to add yours!
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59,486 members
920 reviews
4.2
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rarm, starfishian, varielle, AnnaClaire, rainpebble, uath, iggyjreilly, seasonsoflove, madeleine71, sturlington, perennialreader, thecoroner, Tess_W, redheadish, ahef1963, Diane-bpcb, Clarityz, lorannen, Fjola, dkarenart, ,aulsmith ,amanda4242
Explanations
: Great book, but doesn't belong on the list of great love stories.
sturlington: Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester are one of the great literary couples, who establish a marriage based on mutual respect and equality. "Reader, I married him."
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28,937 members
529 reviews
4.2
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38,357 members
507 reviews
4.1
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5,493 members
149 reviews
½ 4.3
11 Members
hailelib, casvelyn, Tafadhali, varielle, aulsmith, cbl_tn, merrystar, sturlington, elkiedee, ahef1963, jen.e.moore
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sturlington: A proposal in Latin. It doesn't get much more erudite than that.
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13,033 members
290 reviews
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11,595 members
151 reviews
3.9
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72,741 members
1,162 reviews
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27,969 members
407 reviews
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19,977 members
175 reviews
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23,595 members
443 reviews
½ 4.3
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14,016 members
300 reviews
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2,723 members
98 reviews
3.9
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22,078 members
560 reviews
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7,596 members
147 reviews
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6,587 members
171 reviews
3.9
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26,636 members
625 reviews
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11,264 members
223 reviews
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15,215 members
311 reviews
3.8
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11,716 members
171 reviews
3.9
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13,497 members
251 reviews
3.9
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18,635 members
1,263 reviews
4.1
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3,116 members
68 reviews
½ 4.4
6 Members
Linkmeister, Nerilka, Tafadhali, merrystar, kgodey, Merryann
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Linkmeister: Miles Vorkosigan woos Ekaterin in his own way. The book leans heavily on the form created by Georgette Heyer. It's even DEDICATED to "Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, and Dorothy." A true comedy of manners.
kgodey: I don't think this one would be as good if we didn't have tons of books preceding it where Miles fails to acquire his Lady Vorkosigan (and rightly so). But I can't add the whole series to the list, so this will have to do.
Merryann: This was the first Bujold book I ever read and I found it delightful in so very many ways. The love story was deeply satisfying to me and the humor just right.
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12,976 members
188 reviews
3.8
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134 members
2 reviews
4.1
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27,213 members
1,548 reviews
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7,499 members
244 reviews
4.1
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23,087 members
935 reviews
3.8
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12,370 members
434 reviews
½ 4.3
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26,732 members
401 reviews
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2,129 members
55 reviews
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by Ovid
13,300 members
101 reviews
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4,210 members
71 reviews
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16,371 members
351 reviews
3.9
4 Members
SigmundFraud, PaperbackPirate, Jamz, linlef
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Jamz: There's been a romantic story that's stuck with me through the years like this one has.
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11,976 members
255 reviews
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6,341 members
202 reviews
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7,479 members
90 reviews
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10,347 members
606 reviews
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8,019 members
155 reviews
3.9
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38,463 members
522 reviews
4.1
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20,899 members
613 reviews
4.2
5 Members
sduff222, seasonsoflove, perennialreader, tina1969, ahef1963,
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: If this is a great love story, I'm opting out of relationships for good.
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3,176 members
51 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,694 members
45 reviews
4.1
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4,517 members
68 reviews
4.1
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8,657 members
239 reviews
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1,793 members
37 reviews
½ 4.3
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4,811 members
60 reviews
½ 3.7
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6,517 members
86 reviews
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5,378 members
103 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,015 members
114 reviews
½ 4.3
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4,611 members
227 reviews
3.9
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2,192 members
23 reviews
3.9
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5,539 members
59 reviews
½ 3.7
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535 members
20 reviews
4.1
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13,413 members
508 reviews
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9,153 members
632 reviews
4.1
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141 members
4.1
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19,319 members
248 reviews
3.8
5 Members
thecoroner, alex68, ahef1963, Fjola, libelulla1,elkiedee
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elkiedee : Excellent novel, but see comments on Rebecca above - the same could be said of a few of the novels here really.
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8,120 members
125 reviews
½ 3.6
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17,871 members
330 reviews
4.2
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4,821 members
114 reviews
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29,005 members
1,183 reviews
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6,565 members
107 reviews
3.8
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5,428 members
132 reviews
½ 4.3
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512 members
5 reviews
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2,435 members
116 reviews
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2 Members
Nerilka, foggidawn
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13,219 members
461 reviews
3.9
4 Members
SigmundFraud, rarm, seasonsoflove, ahef1963,eowynfaramir
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eowynfaramir : This book is not worth reading. The characters are not believable.
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22,591 members
245 reviews
½ 3.7
4 Members
varielle, amanda4242, thecoroner, ahef1963,aulsmith
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aulsmith : I never really felt he loved her, just that she was convenient.
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4,066 members
151 reviews
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13,745 members
200 reviews
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1,014 members
18 reviews
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16,548 members
382 reviews
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2,244 members
83 reviews
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6,524 members
97 reviews
½ 3.3
3 Members
uath, Tess_W, TempleCat,
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10,207 members
141 reviews
3.9
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SigmundFraud, alex68, Fjola, libelulla1,elkiedee
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elkiedee : See my comments on Tess and another LT member on Rebecca. Love story?
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24,004 members
988 reviews
4.2
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771 members
44 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
anglemark, kgodey
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791 members
11 reviews
4.2
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1,817 members
42 reviews
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5,964 members
314 reviews
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aulsmith, linlef
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5,191 members
155 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,606 members
51 reviews
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Nerilka, merrystar
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861 members
147 reviews
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2,222 members
56 reviews
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16,502 members
475 reviews
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anglemark, ahef1963, Fjola,
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6,163 members
162 reviews
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uath, iggyjreilly
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3,160 members
52 reviews
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thecoroner, alex68
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16,961 members
263 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
uath, iggyjreilly
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281 members
34 reviews
½ 3.4
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3,970 members
35 reviews
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4,385 members
105 reviews
½ 3.5
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2,669 members
133 reviews
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