The most romantic books of all time
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the most romantic book of all time, says the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the UK’s only professional writers’ association specialising in romantic fiction. In a Valentine’s Day survey, the 700-strong association polled its members to find out the most romantic novel ever written. The top 10: (1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. (2) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. (3) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. (4) Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. (5) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. (6) Katherine by Anya Seton. (7) Persuasion by Jane Austen. (8) Tess of the D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy. (9) The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. (10) Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier. Hmm. One guy, and a gloomy one at that, made the list.