Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to give yourself or someone you love a bookish treat. While tragic tales like Romeo and Juliet are often associated with Valentine's Day, there are plenty of classics with much happier endings.
Here are are three romantic classic books with happy endings that make perfect gifts for Valentine's Day!
If you or someone you know likes their romance with a gothic twist, then Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is the perfect romantic read.
When Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to serve as a governess, she is determined to work hard and make her own way in the world. Then she meets her brooding and mysterious employer, Edward Rochester, and everything changes. Jane finds herself drawn to Mr. Rochester and soon falls deeply in love with him.
But someone is lurking in the attic of Thornfield Hall, and they want Mr. Rochester dead. Could Thornfield Hall's dark secret destroy everything Jane Eyre holds dear? The bleak beginning is well-worth that satisfying happy ending!
Our Jane Eyre poster is created using the text from Charlotte Brontë's moody gothic novel.
Shakespeare's fanciful play could easily be classed as one of the first ever rom-coms!
One night, two young couples wander into the forest in search of reprieve from their heartbreak. Little do they know that the forest is populated by mischievous faeries looking for some fun of their own. But when the faerie king, Oberon, intervenes in the human affairs, things go a bit awry. What ensues is a tale of confused lovers, miscommunications, and hilarious trickery.
Did I mention there's a character with a donkey's head and he's in love too?
Our A Midsummer Night's Dream poster is created using the entire play
by William Shakespeare.
You can't go wrong with Jane Austen when it comes to feel-good romantic classic books with happy endings. Pride and Prejudice is one of her most popular works, and for good reason!
The vivacious and independent Elizabeth Bennet isn't particularly interested in falling in love—no matter what her matchmaker mother might say. When she meets the prideful Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth lets her prejudice get the best of her and immediately dislikes him.
As time goes on, she begins to realize there's more to Mr. Darcy than meets the eye, and he may be the person she never knew she needed.
Our Pride and Prejudice poster is created using the text of Jane Austen's novel.
Do you enjoy romantic classic books with happy endings?
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