Sunday, February 19, 2012

Romance Novels - Some Examples of Romance Novels

Novels have become the chief source of entertainment despite the various entertainment resources. Romance has always been one of the common and central themes in the novel. And so came into being romance novels focusing on the stories of love.

Jane Eyre (1847): One of the Greatest Novels

One of the first great romances was Jane Eyre (1847) written by English novelist Charlotte Brontë. The novel is all about a young orphan girl who gets a job as a governess. With the course of the time she finds love with her employer. Rebecca (1938) is another good example of romance by British writer Daphne du Maurier. It also tells of a young woman who gets married with a widower. The story tells us that what sort of woman the man's first wife was.

Love Story (1970): A classic Romance

Love Story (1970) from the pen of Erich Segal is a classic romance. The novel is all about a man from a well-to-do family who gets married with a poor girl who dies very young. There is a famous passage from the novel which describes the intensity of love in one of their conversations:

I stood there at the bottom of the steps, afraid to ask how long she had been sitting, knowing only that I had wronged her terribly. "Jenny, I'm sorry-"

"Stop!" She cut off my apology, then said very quietly, "Love means not ever having to say you're sorry."

Other Famous Romance Novelists:

There are some famous romance novelists such as Judith Krantz, Jackie Collins, Nora Roberts, Jacqueline Susann, and Danielle Steel. Their writings continue to appeal the common people.

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