Hence, no wonder that the world is full of love stories celebrating different facets of love relations. There are romantic love stories, sad love stories, funny love stories and so on and so forth.Following are some such immortal love stories to understand the depth of love relations better.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
John Lennon and Yoko Ono make a famous pair. History will always remember the impassionate love shared between the duo. This tragic love story is one of the die-heart romances of the world. Such great was their love that they preferred calling themselves by the name of Johnanad Yoko. John even went for a legal change for his name as John Ono Lennon. This great love story came to a tragic end when John Lennon was assassinated. Yoko underwent a huge shock after that.
Napoleon and Josephine
Started with an arranged marriage, this duo in the later part of their marriage fell deeply in love with each other. Josephine was elder to Napoleon and Napoleon was just 26 when he got married to Josephine. They shared great respect for each other and that respect and love continued till their last breath. Unfortunately, for some known reasons, this great pair later parted ways.
Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo
This couple would always be known for their courageous act. Apart of all barriers, they were very much in love with each other. This duo finally ended their relation with a divorce. But, they always loved each other with great passion.
Robert and Elizabeth Browning
This poetic duo made a great hit in the field of romance. Elizabeth was much elder and senior to Robert. But, still they shared a wonderful relationship with each other. Nothing deterred their love for each other. They had a great married life.
Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan
Taj Mahal, a great love monument located in Agra, India is a wonderful example of great love shared between Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan was the emperor of India and Mumtaz Mahal was her lawfully wedded life. It was after her death that Shahjahan planned to build a great monument in the remembrance of her wife. This monument is the result of great planning and excellent artisanship of the carftsmen used in the making of Taj Mahal. Till, today, Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal are considered to be the great legends of love and romance.
John and Abigail Adams
This American couple is known well for sharing over 1000 love letters with each other. They made a great pair. Abigail was known to be a stubborn woman, whereas John was a reserved personality. Still, they shared a wonderful relationship.
Jackie and Rachel Robinson
Jackie and Rachel Robinson shared a beautiful husband-wife relation with each other. Rachel was a devoted wife and always supported her husband in the life's difficult moments. Jackie was madly in love with her wife, until one unfortunate day he lost his life. Rachel even founded a foundation to mark his husband's remembrance after his death.
Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon
A thrilling love story! Henry VIII famous for beheading his wives asked his sister Mary to marry King Louis XII of France. Mary, who was already in love with Charles agreed to the marriage, but only on one condition. As her would-be husband was old and sick, she went for asking the permission for second marriage with her love Charles. Within a few months, her first husband died and she went ahead in marrying her love. Charles by that time had become wealthy so Henry did not have any reason to oppose this marriage.
Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
Edward was always known to follow his own wits as far as his decisions were concerned. He fell in love with a widow named as Elizabeth Woodville and against all odds married her. After the sudden death of Edward, Elizabeth suffered a lot and even lost her two sons in a conspiracy.
Thesus and Helen
Well, these are the famous characters of a real-life romance mystery. Thesus was deeply in love with Helen, the wife of Menelaus. Menelaus was the emperor of Rome that time. Thesus took Helen to Troy, but he remained unsuccessful. Troy was attacked from all sides. But, this didn't deter his determination and courage. He again tried in kidnapping Helen. But, no body knew what exactly Helen felt for Thesus and her husband. That remained a mystery till date.
Romeo and Juliet
The list of love stories will remain incomplete without this timeless creation of William Shakespeare. It is a love story of two teenagers from two feuding families. It was a story of love at first sight and of deep emotion. The story has a sad ending with the lovers dying at the young age. However, they died for each other, which eventually united their two families.Since its day of publication Romeo and Juliet has topped almost all the list of famous love stories.
Cleopatra and Mark Antony
The story of Cleopatra and Mark Antony was of heightened passion, lust and politics. It is the love story of Roman Genaral, Mark Antony, who had fallen for the most beautiful woman of her time, the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. The story is set on the tumultuous political background of Roman aggression over Egypt.
Some say the in order to save Egypt from Roman aggression Cleopatra’s efforts to win over Mark Antony was a calculating political move. But they eventually had fallen for each other deeply. Their love story too ended on the death of the lovers.
Guinevere and Lancelot
As this romantic love story narrates, the much liked Knight at the court of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, falls head over heels for Queen Guinevere. When the Queen gets abducted, Lancelot exhibiting his immense courage and chivalry rescues her. This is indeed the best way to a woman's heart, isn't it? Guinevere is, however, married. And this whole incident divided Arthur's knights and weakened his kingdom. Lancelot finished his days as a poor hermit while Guinevere turned into a nun at Amesbury, where later on she died. This tragic love story is probably best-known famous romances of the Arthurian Legacy.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
John Lennon, the pop culture idol falls deeply in love with Yoko Ono. The naysayers are of the opinion that it was Yoko who was responsible for taking over the life of John resulting in breaking down of the Beatles. Transformed and invigorated by true love however, the couple spent years together amidst uninterrupted love and happiness. Shot dead in 1980 John was a tragic and true testimony for hearts in love. Yoko was found mourning for her love, even after 3 decades of losing him. The intense love story of John Lenon and Yoko Ono- guess, this is called true love!
Odysseus and Penelope
Few love birds these days understand the kind of sacrifice made by the ever popular Greek Pair of Odysseus and Penelope. The couple waited for a long 20 years for their reunion after they fall apart. Soon after their marriage, Odysseus had to leave for a war. With very little hope within Penelope, of the return of her love, yet she amazingly manages to resist those 108 suitors who were so eager to replace Odysseus in Penelope's life. Odysseus was devoted too that made him refuse to an offer of youth and love made by a gorgeous sorceress. So all those couples out here who are struggling with their log distance relationship, be inspired by this famous romance and believe that true love is definitely worth the wait!
Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
It won't be an exaggeration to identify "Gone with the wind" as an eternal piece of literary work in this world. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara never quiet seemed to be in synch. It's a love and hate relationship that the two shared. They experienced passion for each other but there was no permanence in their relationship. Young couples in love today can surely relate to this! The playful and licentious Scarlett couldn't decide between her suitors owing to her fickle nature but when she finally decides to settle down with Rhett, it was already too late! Rhett was gone! For all those in love, don't make it too late for yourself!
Johnny Cash and June Carter
One among the famous romances, the love story of June Carter and Johnny Cash is all about devotion, commitment, perseverance and patience, when it comes to love. June who was truly committed towards Johnny helped him come out of her addictions. Post their marriage in 1968, together they gave many hit duets. June always stood by her love and faced his dangerous and ever changing mood swings with immense patience and love. After recording several hit duets together, June and Johnny remain one of the great love stories of the modern entertainment industry. Johnny died only 4 months after the death of June. Although medical complications were supposed to be responsible for his death yet many are of the opinion that he died because of a broken heart that couldn't bear the pain of the death of his biggest fan and best friend. Death, especially of our loved ones, is truly painful!
Jane Eyre and Rochester
In the famous romantic tale by Charlotte Bronte, two friendless people find out a cure for their lonesomeness in each other. Jane who is an ill-treated orphan working as a governess, taking care of a rough yet rich Edward Rochester. The unlikely pair slowly grows close when Rochester discloses a loving heart underneath his grumpy exterior. His fondness for polygamy is however not revealed by him. Jane was horrified to discover on her wedding day that Rochester was married already. This made Jane run away, heart broken. Later on when a dreadful fire destroys everything for Rochester, took the life of his wife and made him blind, Jane came back. The couple so much in love reunited. Nothing is more important than love, isn't it; and love triumphs always!
Lancelot and Guinevere
An amazing tale of romance! Lancelot fell in love with King Arthur's wife Guinevere. It took time for their love to blossom. The lovers had to face their worst when on one night King Arthur and his 12 knights went in Lancelot's room in search of the couple. Lancelot managed to run away, but Guinevere had to face the tough. She was held for the punishment of burned to death because of adultery. After few days, Lancelot came to the rescue of her lady. But, he failed. Guinevere spent her last days as a nun, whereas Lancelot died as a hermit. Lovers often have to pay a heavy price for love. Isn't it?
Eurydice and Orpheus
It is an old Greek tale. Orpheus and Eurydice were a happy couple. Everything was just fine, until one day the Greek God Aristaeus became very fond of Eurydice's beauty and tried to take her. But, somehow she managed to run and became a victim of snake's bite. This took her life. Eurydice became mad knowing that and started singing sad songs. His songs finally impressed Hades and Persephone. They agreed to return his wife to him, but on one condition. He was required to walk in front of her and not turn back. But, in despair he forgot the condition. He looked back and she disappeared.
Pyramus and Thisbe
If you are in search of an exciting love story, then this is the one you can look for. Pyramus was one of the best-looking men in the town and a great friend of Thisbe. They shared a great companionship and fell in love with each other. But, their parents were against their marriage. Finally, they ran away. As Thisbe was waiting under a tree, a lion approached her. Pyramus came and saw the lion's jaws dipped in blood. He was shattered, but soon jumped with joy seeing his love coming towards him.
Cute Love Stories
Love stories don’t always have to be intense. But they can also be cute and common place. The world is therefore also full of cute love stories of common people. Contrary to most of the famous love stories cute love stories often have happy ending as we expect our love stories to end. The cute love stories tell us that love isn’t about loving a perfect person but loving an imperfect person perfectly.
Cute love stories are mostly popular with teenagers and young adults. The world is full of cute love stories and so is the Internet. Following is a list of cute love story books for your interest.
- Love Story by Erich Segal
- Truly, Madly, Deeply by Faraaz Kazi
- The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
- The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
- Eclipse series by Stephenie Meyer
- The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
- Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
- That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Short Romantic Love Stories
Short romantic love stories will let you get a glimpse of a portion of life. A small incident or a moment serves as the theme of short love stories. You can read them between short breaks. Short stories don’t demand your full devotion but they tell a story is a short, simple way.
Some times a short romantic love story can only be of few paragraphs and some time it can be of few pages, but irrespective of their lengths they make us realize the beauty of love relationships. A short romantic love story narrates as the following.
Betty was sitting in the tube station late at the evening feeling depressed. She had a long day today and was really not feeling like going back home. Because of the downsizing she had lost her job and had no clue about what to do next. She suddenly realized that she is alone in the station, save the ragged looking young man sitting at the other end. To her annoyance she saw that the man was eyeing her intently one moment and doing something on a piece of paper on the next. She tried ignoring the scary feelings. But finding it impossible to ignore the presence of the other person she mustered her courage to walk-up to him. As she was about to ask him why he is gaping at her she saw a painting of her that the man was drawing. At that she realized just how beautiful she is and how well the man had painted her melancholy mood.
Love doesn’t come to you when you search for it but when you are expecting it the least.
The world is full of astonishing tales of the loving hearts. Love stories always have a dedicated bunch of readers and therefore these will never lose their appeal to the mass. In the coming days too the list of timeless love stories will only get longer.
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