Because you like Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights
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.
Robbie Turner has been accused of a crime he never committed, changing the course of his life forever. See them in Atonement.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Miss Havisham is the creepiest old rich lady in town. See them in Great Expectations.
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.
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.
A champion of chivalry, Don Quixote is dutifully bringing good to the world—even when others think he's out of his mind. See them in Don Quixote.
Just because Dracula wants to suck your blood doesn't mean he's not a gentleman. See them in Dracula.
This beautiful aesthete wins the hearts of both ladies and men. But Dorian Gray also happens to have his soul sealed in a painting. See them in Dorian Gray.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Kathy is a natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times. See them in Never Let Me Go.