Favorite Literary Couples

Booking Through Thursday asks this week:

“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”

Three come to mind in modern literary fiction:

Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. What’s not to love about these two? Their courtship and marriage never fail to entertain.

Materena and Pito from Frangipani, Breadfruit, and Tiare in Bloom. Tahitian native Celestine Vaite created an unforgettable couple in these three books. The reader gets to know both of them well, Materena in the first two, then Pito in Tiare in Bloom.

Terezo and Tomas from The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

A few favorites among the classics, in no particular order:

Jane and Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre

Scarlett and Rhett, GWTW

Jo and Professor Bhaer, Little Women & Little Men


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One response to “Favorite Literary Couples

  1. raleighnaturalist

    Classic lit: Dorothy and Will in Middlemarch, (with Casaubon as the anti-mate: terrifying to me that I could be even a little like Casaubon)

    Modern fiction (which I don’t read steadily): the couple in Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler, portrayed very well by Keaton and Hurt in the movie
    Thanks for the provocation!

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