Unforgettable Romances & Classic Novels

It has been said that, occasionally, classic novels provide more poignant love stories than bestsellers. The books that we read over and over, the stories of passion and desire are the same books that truly gives romance a new meaning and brings classic to a whole new level. Classic novels can range from a variety of genres. Many of which that have been around for centuries and will continue to time indefinite.
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message 1: by Ashley-Anne (new)

Ashley-Anne how did Suzanne Collins and Sidney Sheldon end up on a list of Classic books? seriously? And what part of To Kill a Mockingbird is a romance?


message 2: by Mme. (last edited Mar 27, 2012 02:45PM) (new)

Mme. Although, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, yours appear to have been misguided by what I view as a simple definitive component of how romance and classic novels are derived. Perhaps, obtaining a generalized definition will be of some positive yet objective resource for your obscured interpretations. Please, indulge yourself with a more generalized definition or read the novels and keep your opinions, if you will:

classic |ˈklasik|
adjective
judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind : a classic novel | a classic car.
classic
adjective
1 the classic work on the subject definitive, authoritative; outstanding, first-rate, first-class, best, finest, excellent, superior, masterly.
2 a classic style simple, elegant, understated; traditional, timeless, ageless.
noun
a classic of the genre definitive example, model, epitome, paradigm, exemplar; great work, masterpiece.

romance |rōˈmans; ˈrōˌmans|
noun
1 a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love : in search of romance.
• love, esp. when sentimental or idealized : he asked her for a date and romance blossomed.
• an exciting, enjoyable love affair, esp. one that is not serious or long-lasting : a summer romance.
• a book or movie dealing with love in a sentimental or idealized way : light historical romances.
• a genre of fiction dealing with love in such a way : wartime passion from the master of romance.
2 a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life : the beauty and romance of the night.
3 a medieval tale dealing with a hero of chivalry, of the kind common in the Romance languages : the Arthurian romances.
• the literary genre of such works.
1 court; woo : the wealthy estate owner romanced her.
• informal seek the attention or patronage of (someone), esp. by use of flattery : he is being romanced by the big boys in New York.
• [ intrans. ] engage in a love affair : we start romancing.
2 another term for romanticize : : to a certain degree I am romancing the past.

ORIGIN Middle English : from Romance , originally denoting a composition in the vernacular as opposed to works in Latin. Early use denoted vernacular verse on the theme of chivalry; the sense [genre centered on romantic love] dates from the mid 17th cent.


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