MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. The most romantic book in the opinion of Russians is the novel by Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice”, the list of romantic works also includes the novel by Margaret Mitchell “Gone with the Wind” and “Scarlet Sails” by Alexander Green, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the book service Mybook.
The study was conducted on the eve of Valentine's Day, more than 2 thousand people took part in it. “The respondents named the legendary novel by Jane Austen” Pride and Prejudice “the most romantic book, more than 32% of respondents voted for this book. In second place is the exciting epic Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (24.6%), which owes much of its popularity to the 1939 film adaptation of the same name starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, closes the top three with Alexander Green's romantic story Scarlet Sails (21.8%) “, – said in the message of the press service.
The list of romantic books also includes works by contemporary English writer Jojo Moyes “Me Before You” and “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte, “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks and “PS I Love You” by Cecilia Ahern. The classic works “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov and “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare round out the top ten along with Colin McCullough's novel “The Thorn Birds”, the press service said.
Among romantic writers, 34% of service users singled out Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Alexander Pushkin were also included in the list. Rounding out the five most romantic writers are William Shakespeare and Mikhail Bulgakov.
“More than 72% of Russians admitted that books have largely shaped their opinion about relationships, marriage and love,” the press service concluded.