↳ Francis Abernathy as dark romanticism
He lives in the house in the mountains all by himself; it’s said that the few who dare trespass on the enormous grounds of the mansion are never seen again. There are some who say he’s some sort of a demonic beast, while others are sure he’s a fallen angel. Neither is correct.
onnasannomiya said: Any other romance-free stories written by women?
Exactly the problem I had when I put together that list, I’m afraid.
The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish is the only example I can think of off the top of my head, but that is hardly the most accessible book in the world.
Edit: Oh, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Any suggestions, darling followers?
You’re right in saying that romance is usually part of the narrative in some shape or form and it can be extremely difficult to avoid if that is not something you’re interested in. The good news is that these books do exist if you know where to look, so I’ve put together a short list of recommendations for you:
Novels That Are Not About Romance
(or, You’d Think That People Would’ve Had Enough of Silly Love Songs)
*You Shall Know Our Velocity, Dave Eggers
*The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
*Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
*Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
*One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
*Animal Farm, George Orwell
*Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
*The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Leave your suggestions in the comments!
Thank you very much!
I’m not a big blog reader and I have to admit that I don’t watch a lot of youtube either (I have a couple of channels that I like and mostly stick to those), so I had to wreck my brain for a minute to come up with examples, but all I can think of is Hannah Hart’s My Drunk Kitchen en the Lizzie Bennet Diaries book. Seems like fun, harmless entertainment to me, but maybe there is a part of this trend that I am not aware of.
Leave a comment and let me know!
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A schoolboy pops into the library to find a book on taxation in the Ottoman empire – this is his first mistake. The quest for knowledge takes an unexpected turn in Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library, published for the first time in English this December.