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    Unrequited Love

    Can anyone recommend me some great books on unrequited love? as a theme? something the characters experience, etc...?
    All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.
    ~ William Shakespeare

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    Some that popped into my head

    The Great Gatsby
    The House of Mirth
    The Sun Also Rises
    Great Expectations
    Last edited by Dark Muse; 05-10-2009 at 10:31 AM.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Gatsby, deffo.

    Lolita
    The Last Tycoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugwump101 View Post
    Can anyone recommend me some great books on unrequited love? as a theme? something the characters experience, etc...?
    hi mugwump, its not the purpose of the book but the pathfinder by james fenimore cooper has what youre looking for---and is made all the more poignant by the main character's experiences in the deerslayer and especially in the last of the mohicans.

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    The Sorrows of Young Werther - Goethe
    The Invention of Love - Stoppard

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    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    sense and sensibility by Jane Austin
    Where there is a will ,there is always a magical way

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    I've yet to read Love In The Time of Cholera in translation, but Marquez loyalists say it is the unrequited love story for the close of the 20th century. I have read enough of Marquez to know that when he is on, his fiction just bubbles with overwrought sensationalism which is credible to that touchstone of human longing.

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    Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Cyrano de Bergerac!

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    Dear Member,
    Read Charles Dickens's"A Tale Of Two Cities".Also suggested is George Elliot's"The Mill On The Floss".

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    Wow, so many good books about unrequited love!

    I recommend Vilette by Charlotte Bronte.
    Exit, pursued by a bear.

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    Oh, how could I forget A Tale of Two Cities!

    And Vanity Fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mona amon View Post
    Wow, so many good books about unrequited love!

    I recommend Vilette by Charlotte Bronte.
    Yes, it really seems like a common subject for writers. People need to get laid more often.

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    White Nights (which is a short story) by Dostoevsky
    Always do that, wild ducks do. They shoot to the bottom as deep as they can get, sir — and bite themselves fast in the tangle and seaweed — and all the devil's own mess that grows down there. And they never come up again. - The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mayneverhave View Post
    Yes, it really seems like a common subject for writers. People need to get laid more often.
    Always do that, wild ducks do. They shoot to the bottom as deep as they can get, sir — and bite themselves fast in the tangle and seaweed — and all the devil's own mess that grows down there. And they never come up again. - The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen.


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