Classic romance novels are read again and again for their timeless stories and passionate characters. Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ has captured the hearts of readers since its publication in 1869. The tale’s approach to God, romantic love and the purpose of life has an appeal that still charms modern readers. Jane Austen’s classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ continues to stir hearts with its account of the Bennet sisters and their romantic adventures. Many of Austen’s other works, including ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ are just as enthralling today as they were at the turn of the century.
No list of classic romance novels would be complete without mention of Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 masterpiece, ‘Jane Eyre.’ Generations of readers have fallen in love with the title character, known for her strength and passion. The story of growth, love, longing and reunions is one of classic literature’s best. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ contains something for everyone, including love, jealousy and unbeatable 1920s style. D.H. Lawrence’s ‘The Fox’ is another one of the great classic romance novels. The novella tells the story of two sisters who overcome many hardships and find their world turned upside down when a soldier appears on the scene. Like all of the aforementioned novels, Lawrence’s work will satisfy modern readers looking for classic romance.