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Mr Rochester Most Romantic Literary Character


He may be moody and not that handsome but Mr. Rochester from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was named the most romantic literary character in a Mills & Boon poll. I guess most people can overlook the insane wife locked up in a room thing.

Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice fame, often a favourite, took third place while Bernard Cornwell’s character Richard Sharpe trumped him at second position.

The results of the survey were announced earlier today at the Cheltenham Literary festival. Apparently guests were served pink champagne by scantily-clad waiters. Interesting . . .

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2 Responses to “Mr Rochester Most Romantic Literary Character”

  1. I would just like to suggest a correction: Charlotte Bronte wrote “Jane Eyre,” not Emily. Emily wrote “Wuthering Heights.”

    I agree that he is the most romantic literary character, though!

  2. Ooops, thank you Alison – don’t know what I was thinking!!

    I’m afraid that my leanings are towards Darcy!

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