Because you like Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha Rostova is on the messy path of growing up. See them in War and Peace.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Robbie Turner has been accused of a crime he never committed, changing the course of his life forever. See them in Atonement.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
The black sheep of his family, Rhett Butler grew up to have charm and to see things as they are. He just doesn't give a damn anymore. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Anna Karenina doesn't want to be a respectable woman any more. She thinks respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. See them in Anna Karenina.
Sharply perceptive and stubbornly principled, Jane Eyre might not have a very loud voice, but she knows when and how to use it. See them in Jane Eyre.
Emma Woodhouse knows what's best for everyone else. Just don't try to tell her what to do. See them in Emma.
Romantic, tortured, and at times cruel, Heathcliff is an intense man. See them in Wuthering Heights.
Jesse Tuck dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family. See them in Tuck Everlasting.