As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to romance and love. While what you gift may be new, love is an old tradition that has been celebrated over centuries. What better way to commemorate the day than to reflect on the most famous literary lovers of our time. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler, Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, are all elegant examples of couples whose romance has stood the test of time. Similar to a memorable piece of jewelry that is a constant reminder of your romance, these classic couples remind us that love can truly last forever.
Scarlett & Rhett (Gone with the Wind)
Ever the strong-willed and modern woman, Scarlett played by Vivien Leigh wants to do things her own way. It isn’t until it’s too late that she discovers that she is in fact married to her true love Rhett played by Clark Gable. This modern tale of star-crossed lovers came out in 1939 and has remained in our hearts ever since.
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Cathy & Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)
A classic tale of what it takes to fight for love, Cathy and Heathcliff didn’t just grow up together, they are each other’s other half. Many film adaptations have been made of the story, one of the most recent was in 1992 where the lead roles were played by Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes.
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Jane Eyre & Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre)
A staple in every library both literary and on film, Jane Eyre is a story of love lost and then regained. In the 2011 version below, Mr. Rochester is played by Michael Fassbender and Jane by Mia Wasikowska.
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Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
This love story is a true family affair where it isn’t over until it’s over. Another classic that has several film adaptations, the version below from 2005 features Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen as the endearing Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.