Genre :: Romance (79 books)

  • The Scarlet Letter

    #100

    The Scarlet Letter

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    (18 Reviews)

    187 Points

    "A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the..."

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    #102

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    by Louis de Bernières

    (3 Reviews)

    183 Points

    "Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse."

  • Howards End

    #103

    Howards End

    by E. M. Forster

    (6 Reviews)

    182 Points

    "One may as well begin with Helens letters to her sister."

  • Vanity Fair

    #105

    Vanity Fair

    by William Makepeace Thackeray

    (8 Reviews)

    181 Points

    "While the present century was in its teens, and on one sun-shiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large..."

  • Atonement

    #111

    Atonement

    by Ian McEwan

    (10 Reviews)

    176 Points

    "The play – for which Briony had designed posters, programs and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crepe paper – was..."

  • A Room with a View

    #123

    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

    (7 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...

  • Love in The Time of Cholera

    #126

    Love in The Time of Cholera

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    (7 Reviews)

    153 Points

    "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."

  • Tender is the Night

    #131

    Tender is the Night

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    (7 Reviews)

    147 Points

    "The hotel and its bright, tan prayer rug of a beach were one.On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud,..."

  • A Suitable Boy

    #134

    A Suitable Boy

    by Vikram Seth

    (2 Reviews)

    143 Points

    "'You too will marry a boy I choose' said Mrs Rupa Mehra firmly to her younger daughter."

  • Possession

    #135

    Possession

    by A.S. Byatt

    (6 Reviews)

    142 Points

    "The book was thick and black and covered with dust."