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Just to lower the tone - which literary hero/ine would you most like to cop off with?

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artifarti Mon 08-Jun-09 19:26:59

I developed a huge crush on Tom Jones (eponymous hero of Henry Fielding novel) whilst at university. I thought he was a bit racy and go-getting, whilst at heart a thoroughly decent chap (ah, my Professor would be proud of that literary summary...)

Shortly after, I heard they were to make a film of it and, Reader, my heart raced.

After months of fevered speculation I found out that the lead role had gone to Max Beesly shockangrysad. Nooooo, wrong, wrong, wrong!

So, which literary figure has most set your heart/loins a-flutter?

rubyslippers Mon 08-Jun-09 19:28:09

Mr Rochester

ohdearwhatamess Mon 08-Jun-09 19:28:43

Mr Darcy

dalek Mon 08-Jun-09 19:29:43

Jamie Fraser in Crosstitch series

FrannyandZooey Mon 08-Jun-09 19:29:44

patrick pennington

artifarti Mon 08-Jun-09 19:33:41

ohdearwhatamess - how was Colin Firth for you? Bees(t)ly quite ruined the whole romance for me.

fleacircus Mon 08-Jun-09 19:34:53

Yossarian.

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 19:35:10

Jack Reacher
Myron Bolitar
Any Nelson De Mille 'hero'

2cats2many Mon 08-Jun-09 19:36:34

Heathcliffe... on a windswept moor.

toddlerama Mon 08-Jun-09 19:51:50

Heathcliffe.

hf128219 Mon 08-Jun-09 20:08:38

Rebus.

bigchris Mon 08-Jun-09 20:09:26

lady chatterley's lover of course!

bigchris Mon 08-Jun-09 20:10:11

also Knightley in Emma <swoon>

artifarti Mon 08-Jun-09 20:16:11

bigchris - Mellors! Oooh, good call! Now, Sean Bean was fine for me in that adaptation...

'I want you now, Milady. Up against t'tree' etc. etc.

nannyogg Mon 08-Jun-09 20:19:52

Nicholas Nickleby, such a passionate young man. Only once though, just for the experience.

springlamb Mon 08-Jun-09 20:23:27

Jeffrey Tolliver from the Karin Slaughter series. Sod that Sarah Tolliver.

gemmiegoatlegs Mon 08-Jun-09 20:26:00

another one for mr Rochester. before he was tragically maimed. He was a sexy bit of stuff.

nannyogg Mon 08-Jun-09 20:28:54

I fancy Sam Vimes (Discworld) something rotten too.

janeite Mon 08-Jun-09 20:29:43

I love threads like this!

Mine are (in no particular order) -
Colonel Brandon from 'Sense And Sensibility'

Strider from LOTR (I'll have him rough and ranger-ish, rather than all regal please)

Roland of Gilead from King's Dark Tower books.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:17:55

Not Heathcliff - bullying monster IMHO.

Has to be Rhett Butler, yes a bit of a cad but v sexy in the book.

lottiejenkins Tue 09-Jun-09 13:21:57

Mr Rochester.......... a la Toby Stephens!!!

OrmIrian Tue 09-Jun-09 13:23:29

rofl at how many of us fancy cads and bounders grin

littlelamb Tue 09-Jun-09 13:25:29

Edward Cullen [lowbrow emoticon]
Heathcliff

duchesse Tue 09-Jun-09 13:29:51

OK, predictable I know, but D'Arcy from P&P. Not sure if it isn't the Colin Firth effect. Except the Matthew McFadden did it for as well despite the fact that i don't usually like him.

duchesse Tue 09-Jun-09 13:30:56

Always thought Heathcliff was an abusive git myself, never see the attraction.

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