For avid readers, stories are the best way to capture the feelings of love and romance. They transform a person into a different world altogether. Not only do they portray the happy side of being in love, but also make you aware of pain that a person goes through, at some point in a relationship. Some of the romantic stories create a real atmosphere and we tend to dwell in their world. There are a number of authors who have tried their hand at writing romantic stories, but only a few have succeeded. Read on to know the ten most romantic stories of all times.
Top 10 Romantic Stories
Romeo & Juliet
The greatest romantic tragedy of all times, William Shakespeare’s 'Romeo & Juliet' is a story about two youngsters Romeo, son of the Montagues and Juliet, daughter of the Capulets, who fall in love with each other. However, they belong to rival families and hence their unison is not approved of. Set in the Elizabethan era, Romeo and Juliet is a story of all times, in which the lovers die in each other's arms.
A sequel to 'Something Borrowed', Emily Giffin takes Darcy as the prime character in 'Something Blue'. The protagonist of the book is a negative character who cheats on her fiancé - Dex and even gets pregnant with Marcus, Dex's groomsman. The book is a journey of a woman who finds true love for herself, controlling her self-centered behavior.
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice' definitely qualifies as one of the top 10 romantic stories of all times. The story is set against the backdrop of a family of five sisters, who live with their parents. The coming of two rich gentlemen in their neighborhood changes their lives forever. The eldest two sisters fall in love with the two gentlemen and, after many misunderstandings, get united with their love.
The story of Anna Karenina revolves around two people - Anna and Levin. It has two plots that going hand in hand - the story of Anna and that of Levin. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is divided into eight parts. An all time romantic tale, which focuses on the life of two individuals and their families, this love story has wooed the hearts of many.
Daphne Du Maurier, the author of 'Rebecca' has treated the book with a flashback technique. The story starts with the unnamed narrator narrating her past and giving an account of her transformation into womanhood. The many people she meets in the process and the role her husband’s former wife - Rebecca plays in her life, form the gist of the story.
'The Notebook', by Nicholas Sparks, is a story of two college lovers - Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson, who are separated by their parents. Though both drift apart, their love for each other remains and it is this love only that brings both of them together once again in. In this book, Nicholas Sparks has beautifully communicated that true love lasts a lifetime.
One of the greatest love stories of all times, Erich Segal’s 'Love Story' revolves around the love life of two college-going youngsters. Both leave their dreams to marry each other, much against the consent of the guy's families. Whilst they are happy with each other and live a life of contentment, sadness strikes them as the lady is diagnosed with leukemia. The book relates the initial love that the couple experiences, followed by the emotional turmoil that they experience.