Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813. I’m no math whiz but that is almost 200 years ago. What is it that makes this book so popular?
The Twilight series has sold MILLIONS of copies worldwide and is one of the most popular YA series in history. Why?
People can debate relevance, social message, and quality of writing. But what you can’t dismiss is the popularity of both books.
Everyone has different reasons for loving these books, but for me it’s all about the MEN! A fantastic leading man can take your book to a new level. As much as extreme feminists would like to disagree—we NEED men. (Notice the use of the word extreme, no hate mail please :) This is what I love to see in a man.
Flaws – Please, no perfect men. They don’t exist. But to be fair neither does the perfect women.
Need – Men need women as much as we need them. And I think most women will agree it is nice to be needed. I don’t know how my hubby functions without me :)
Want – Nothing melts my heart more than seeing that a man wants a woman. Not in the selfish, “what can I get out of this” way, but in the “I will sacrifice for you” way. See I’m melting already.
Sacrifice – This goes along with want. Men that will sacrifice their own wants and think of others are SEXY! Also there is nothing as ugly as selfishness.
Intelligence – Glasses are optional :)
I could make a LONG list. Who are some of your favorite literary men and why?