Top 15 Best Classic Romance Novels You Must Read before You Die


9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  — published 1868

“You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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10. Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare — published 1595

“If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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11. Tess of the D’Urbervilles  by Thomas Hardy — published 1891

“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.”
― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

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12. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster — published 1908

“Passion should believe itself irresistible. It should forget civility and consideration and all the other curses of a refined nature. Above all, it should never ask for leave where there is a right of way.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

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13. Middlemarch by George Eliot  — published 1871

“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch

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14. Lady Susan by Jane Austen  — published 1871

“There is something agreeable in feelings so easily worked on; not that I envy him their possession, nor would, for the world, have such myself; but they are very convenient when one wishes to influence the passions of another.”
― Jane Austen, Lady Susan

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15. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  — published 1908

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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