Hello everyone, I currently have a crush on someone and I was wondering if there are any good love/crush stories, someone can recommend?Books, SHORT STORIES, stuff like that to interpret? Please,...

Hello everyone, I currently have a crush on someone and I was wondering if there are any good love/crush stories, someone can recommend?

Books, SHORT STORIES, stuff like that to interpret?

Please, no modern literature, something from past, thanks :)

PS. Does Franz Kafka have anything?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Slightly on a tangent, but Death in Venice is based on an infatuation and a crush between one character and the object of his affection, who he never actually talks too. Of course, a well known novel that is all about the importance of first impressions and how we are attracted or repelled by other characters is Pride and Prejudice (which interestingly had an earlier title of First Impressions).

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What about A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens?  Many a female high school student has cried and been moved by the  unselfish love of Sydney Carton for Lucie Manette. After all, as the religious reference in the book is made, "No greater love hath a man that he lay down his life...."

A great romance is in Gone With the Wind, also, in the love that Rhett Butler sustains for Scarlett O'Hara.  This is a wonderful novel; Margaret Mitchell could really write to appeal to all ages.

Thomas Hardy's poignant story of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is another classic novel of desperate love.  So well written!

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Besides the obvious Romeo and Juliet... there is a story called The Chaser by John Collier written in the 60s or 70s. It models the dangers someone will go to in order to make the relationship work.

I'm not quite sure what you are looking for, but I would recommend reading some of the criticism on this piece. Here's a link to the story.

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Romance novels that deal with first love or a first crush are an enormous section at the bookstore. Novels such as Wasteland by Francesca BlockForever by Judy Blume, and Love Sick by Jake Coburn are just some of the titles that deal with first loves. You can also find classic stories on first love by Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Defoe. Some of the classics may seem dated, but the themes are universal and withstand the tests of time. You should give them a try as they are just as important as newer stories.You can also check out serialized stories with various titles at bobookstores.

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