Love story! People always wish to have a love story that amazes the world. Love is the affection or we can say the strong feeling for someone. Love is not lust, but people confuse it with infatuation. Love is thinking of someone who means a lot to you, feeling happy with their thoughts and so on. In the world, there are numerous love stories that have taken away the hearts of people.
Famous authors have portrayed the love stories in novels and that novels become worldwide popular and best-selling too. These novels grasp the peerless attention of the viewers and become successful in holding the attention of the lovers worldwide. For your more interest, here is the list of top 10 best selling and most romantic novels of all the time in the world:
10. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (2003) BY AUDREY NIFFENEGGER
It is the debut novel of American author Audrey Niffenegger, and it was Published In 2003. This is a story of Henry De Tamble, a librarian at The Newberry Library in Chicago and his wife Clare Anne Abshire, an artist who makes paper sculptures. Henry has a genetic disorder known As Chrono-impairment because of involuntarily travel through time. He Begins his travelling near about at the age of five. He used to go for Jogging to keep calm. He also takes advice of a geneticist, Dr. Kendrick. The Novelist shows the love and affection between Henry and Clare in a variety of ways in this novel. This novel won the British Book Award for popular Fiction in 2006.
9. THE NOTEBOOK (1996) BY NICHOLAS SPARKS
Nicholas sparks is an American, most popular Hollywood and Bollywood romantic author, novelist of his time. He has written two more novels, but they are not published. He completed his third novel in a period of six months in 1994 named “The Notebook”. It is his first published novel in 1996. It was a bestseller book for more than a year. The inspiration for writing this novel was his wife’s grandparents. He expressed the long romantic love of that couple in this novel. This novel is about the enduring power of love. This is a story of miracles. The novel begins with the story of 29-year-old Noah Calhoun, a rural southerner returned home from World War II.
8. OUTLANDER (1991) BY DIANA GABALDON
This love story was published in 1991 in the United Kingdom as Cross Stitch. The writer of the novel did not perform romance as a theme in her novel. The First series of the novel was eight historical multi- genre novels by the writer. This basically focused on the Second World War era and the romance of that time. The name of the lovers in this story is Scotland and Dashing, Jamie Fraser. This was the most romantic novel of the year for which writer got the “RITA Award” and title of the Romance Writers of America. On August 9, television adaptation of the Outlander series telecasted on Stars in the US.
7. LOVE STORY (1970) BY ERICH SEGAL
This is a love story of Oliver and Jenifer, Written by the American writer Erich Segal that was published on 14 February in 1970 on Valentine’s Day. It is also referred as the Romeo Juliet of the 20th Century. It is the best-selling romantic fiction and translated into over twenty languages. This novel stayed continuously for 41 weeks in the New York times bestseller list. Lovers come from the distinct backgrounds; their love story seems intensifies until the point, where both are forced to face unforeseen circumstances.
6. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1957) BY BORIS PASTERNAK
This romantic novel was published in 1957. This is a story of Dr. Yury Zhivago, who is a physician, philosopher and poet, and between the love of two women named Tonya and Lara. He was married to both women. Doctor Zhivago was refused to be published in the USSR. This novel has total 15 parts. A film was pictured in this novel by David Lean in 1965 and also as a miniseries for Russian TV in 2006. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
5. GONE WITH THE WIND (1936) BY MARGARET MITCHELL
Gone with the wind is the second most famous American book. This romantic novel mesmerised everyone from the very first day it was published. It was published on June 30, 1936. Gone with the wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell. The beat intelligent novelist has woven the story with a perfect combination of emotions that is the reason of it is a big success in the market. The Margaret set the story in Clayton Country and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. This award-winning novel has won different prestigious awards- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award for Novel.
4. ANNA KARENINA (1877) BY LEO TOLSTOY
Anna Karenina is a novel by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Tue novel was published in a number of installments from 1873 to 1877. Characters in the novel are Count Vronsky, Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, Oblonsky, Konstantin Dmitrievich Levin, Anna Karenina, Princess, Shcherbatsky, Sergei Alexeyich Karenin, Varenka, Countess Lidia Ivanovna, Countess Vronskaya, Nikolai Dmitrievich Levin, Knyagina Betsy, Dolly, and Sergius Ivanovich Koznyshev. The novel was published in eight parts started with most often-quoted line of- “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This masterpiece is the greatest novel ever written. Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky. She then is willing to leave her marriage and be shunned by Russian society.
3. JANE EYRE (1847) BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË
Feelings of love, lust, distress, hate, fear, anger, disgust, joy, trust, sadness are apparent to come across but very difficult to explain in written form. Jane Eyre is one of the most famous novels of all the time. The novel was published on October 16, 1847, and This English novel is attacking over the issues of sexuality, class, feminism and religion. First person narrative Charlotte Bronte has expressed those appalling issues in a hard-hitting manner. He started his title character Mr. Rochester who fell in love with a girl and soon tied a knot with her. This is a story of character Jane’s childhood where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins. In school too, she gets molested. Suffering from all the sorrows she met with a character Mr. Rochester and tied a Wed bond with him. The story embraces many social messages with a storyline in it.
2. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1847) BY EMILY BRONTË
This is the story which is always wrongly perceived by many readers as a straight love story. But this is not so. You will get all the elements of love here. Feelings, deep love, revenge and so on, all the elements are filled in this story. The writer Emily Bronte has filled every emotion to make it impressive and popular. The story revolves around Heathcliff, who fell in deep love with Catherine. The plot interestingly weaved when the deep love turns into the wrong presumption and then in revenge from those whom he believed had ruined his life. The engaging story has put this novel about number second in most romantic love stories.
1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1813) BY JANE AUSTEN
Pride and Prejudice are the famous novel written by Jane Austen in the year 1813. This novel got worldwide prestige and has become the number one most romantic novel of all the time. The whole novel revolves around a girl Elizabeth Bennet, who has her own presumptions about love, relationships, and marriage. Her life goes on passing in finding a perfect match. She had many encounters and then she met Mr. Darcy, a young and classy bachelor. After so many hurdles, they got engaged at last and Elizabeth makes her father agree to their marriage. The plot is so interesting that over 120 Million copies have been sold till now worldwide.
Love is easy to feel, but very difficult to express. Very rare love stories become capable of winning the hearts of the public. These top ten have done this overwhelming task and created the unforgettable history. Till today and in the future too, the coming generation will feel the lavish experience via these love stories. There are various other Novels who have given famous love stories but these 10 stands tall against every other romantic novel to be on the list of top 10 best selling and most romantic novels of all time.