Genre :: Romance (79 books)

  • Madame Bovary

    #48

    Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert

    (11 Reviews)

    322 Points

    "Nous étions à l'Etude, quand le Proviseur entra suivi d'un "nouveau" habillé en bourgeois et d'un garçon de classe qui portait un grand pupitre.We were in study hall when the headmaster walked in,..."

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    #51

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    by Thomas Hardy

    (14 Reviews)

    315 Points

    "On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor."

  • Emma

    #54

    Emma

    by Jane Austen

    (15 Reviews)

    310 Points

    "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the..."

  • The Age of Innocence

    #60

    The Age of Innocence

    by Edith Wharton

    (5 Reviews)

    292 Points

    "On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York."

  • Tom Jones

    #68

    Tom Jones

    by Henry Fielding

    (3 Reviews)

    255 Points

    "An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money."

  • Sons and Lovers

    #77

    Sons and Lovers

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (4 Reviews)

    232 Points

    "The Bottoms" succeeded to "Hell Row."

  • A Farewell to Arms

    #78

    A Farewell to Arms

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (7 Reviews)

    230 Points

    "In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains."

  • Women in Love

    #79

    Women in Love

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (5 Reviews)

    226 Points

    "Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father’s house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was..."

  • Birdsong

    #80

    Birdsong

    by Sebastian Faulks

    (6 Reviews)

    226 Points

    "The boulevard du cange was a broad, quiet street that marked the eastern flank of the city of Amiens."

  • The Magic Mountain

    #91

    The Magic Mountain

    by Thomas Mann

    (6 Reviews)

    203 Points

    "Die Geschichte Hans Castorps, die wir erzählen wollen, - nicht um seinetwillen (denn der Leser wird einen einfachen, wenn auch ansprechenden jungen Mann in ihm kennenlernen), sondern um der..."