Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The 10 most attractive men in literature

Rachel Syme is working on a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sheilah Graham, and Hollywood in the 1930s. At Slate she came up with a list of the 10 most attractive men in literature. From her list:
Roland Mitchell in A.S. Byatt’s Possession is another scholar (again, I was bookish and pale), this time a romantic. The romance in this novel is born in a library, over hidden words, and perhaps that’s why I keep returning to Mitchell—he is a studious, quixotic man who gets excited by archival materials. Not something you find every day.
Read about another entry on the list.

Possession also appears on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best fossils in literature, ten of the most memorable libraries in literature, ten of the best fictional poets, ten of the best locks of hair in fiction, ten of the best graveyard scenes in fiction, and ten of the best lawyers in literature, and on Christina Koning's top six romances critic's chart and Elizabeth Kostova's top ten list of books for winter nights.

--Marshal Zeringue