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    We do love a good love story; be it classic, traditional, sinister or even paranormal, it has the power to knock you off your feet. Being curious creatures, we'd like to know which love stories resonated the most with our customers. From Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice to Nights At The Circus, The Princess Bride and Norwegian Wood, which love story do you love the most?

    Three winners will receive a set of 10 timeless love stories from the Penguin Clothbound Classics series! Competition ends on Monday 10th February. Good luck!

    Update -- winners: Marge Paal, James Gibb, Julie Maloney

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Penguin, love

    Love stories

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    1. Viktoria's avatar Viktoria

      Arwen and Aragorn!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:05
    2. Bettina Hall's avatar Bettina Hall

      Jamie and Claire from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:01
    3. eveliina's avatar eveliina

      North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:12
    4. ELENI's avatar ELENI

      Great expectations !!!!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:21
    5. Abigail Andersen's avatar Abigail Andersen

      I could only choose one!!! I love so many of them with all the different elements they each bring!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:40
    6. Lemonia Kathariou's avatar Lemonia Kathariou

      One day love story!!!!!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:38
    7. Ines's avatar Ines

      Catherine and Heathcliff!!!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:35
    8. Tengku Suzana's avatar Tengku Suzana

      Pride and Prejudice!

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:29
    9. Davida Chazan's avatar Davida Chazan

      Sorry, but there is no greater love story than Romeo & Juliet - and I don't care if its a play and not a novel.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:26
    10. Amanda Lee's avatar Amanda Lee

      "The French Lieutenant's Woman" by John Fowles. Those three alternative endings mean that Sarah and Charles may not have found each other again and lived happily ever after but I like to hope. It is a love story, after all.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:47
    11. Helena's avatar Helena

      Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester; maybe Anne and Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables; and definitely John Keats and Fanny Brawne as portrayed in the movie Bright Star, if that counts. If I ever get snobby and try to tell myself I'm not a "romantic" person, I just think of that movie and then collapse into a puddle of tears and butterflies.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:48
    12. Ebony Garlick's avatar Ebony Garlick

      Tess of the d'Urbervilles - the tragedy that is Tess and Angel's love story will haunt me, but also carry with me throughout my life as a timeless reminder of how grateful I should be as a woman in an egalitarian society. I have freedom of choice, to love who I want, to be who I want in my relationships - a privilege Tess was never granted. Her death stands as a reminder that women could not always love freely, and once a woman's reputation was tarnished, she was worthless. That is why this love story is my favourite - it is so, so important. We take for granted how easily we can steer our own lives in the direction we want, with who we want. This story taught me to appreciate love.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:29
    13. Nur-e-Dipha Shamima Muttaqi's avatar Nur-e-Dipha Shamima Muttaqi

      North and South... It's like Pride and Prejudice but with more contextual complexities in life..has a simple touch of reality to it.

      Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:08
    14. salome's avatar salome

      Jane eyre!!

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:43
    15. MisLibros's avatar MisLibros

      Beautiful collection :)

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:22
    16. donna harris's avatar donna harris

      "Sense and Sensibility" I loved this love story and I loved the movie too! You can love someone your whole life and never be together and still have the love for ever after.

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:15
    17. Donna Kent's avatar Donna Kent

      My favourite love story is The Bridges of Madison County. Robert Wallers book is beautifully written. The devotion Francesca shows to her family is hounarable but heartbreaking. The books ending made me realise that you should always follow your heart.

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:30
    18. Alondra Preciado's avatar Alondra Preciado

      My favorite love story of all time has to be Wuthering Heights! Catherine and Heathcliff are the perfect pair! Heathcliff is sweet and kind in his own way, and I couldn't help but fall in love with him. I guess you can say that they were obsessed with each other, but they were truly in love. Catherine seemed bratty and threw tantrums all the time, so I don't know how Heathcliff put up with that. But he did, and he loved her despite her many flaws, despite her selfishness. I read the book when I was 14, so I think I might read it again. Just to refresh my memory. The Fault in Our Stars is also one of my favorites! Anyway, Wuthering Heights is my favorite love story of all time! X

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 04:36
    19. Natalia Diaz's avatar Natalia Diaz

      By the way. I tried to enter last night but by phone froze and I don`t know if my entry was submitted. I am submitting a new entry, but if my previous entry did work, please disregard (and I apologize) the new entry. Though I don`t know if we have a max of one entry. Still. Just needed to explain myself just in case. :) Thanks :)

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:54
    20. Natalia Diaz's avatar Natalia Diaz

      JANE EYRE OF COOOOOOOOOOOOOURSE!!!! Best love story ever! though it is so much more than that =DDDDDD Jane eyre and Mr. Rochester forever =DDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:51
    21. salome's avatar salome

      Jane eyre!!!

      Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:09
    22. Catarina's avatar Catarina

      Franz Kafka and Milena Jesenská's! It's hard to believe it wasn't fiction.

      Posted Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:13
    23. Sandra Barry's avatar Sandra Barry

      Katherine - a love story -poor girl finally marrying the man she has loved for most of her life

      Posted Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:49
    24. Keira's avatar Keira

      Anna Karenina

      Posted Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:43
    25. Holly Pamment's avatar Holly Pamment

      Sense and Sensibility all the way baby!

      Posted Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:07

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