Love Stories in Literature, Opera, and Television
Updated January 25, 2022 | David Johnson
From Helen and Paris to the Kramdens
What's your favorite love story?
- Helen of Troy and Paris
In Greek mythology, the face that launched a thousand ships
- Robin Hood and Maid Marion
True love in Medieval England
- Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers
- Sheherazade and King Shahryar
The central characters of "Thousand and One Nights"
- Margherita (Camille) and Armando
Dumas' autobiographical play about a Parisian courtesan and her lover
- Carmen and Don José
One of opera's most beloved love stories
- Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester
Charlotte Brontí«'s romantic heroine finds true love
- Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Love and longing for Miss Scarlett during the Civil War
- Ralph and Alice Kramden
TV's gruff but loveable "Honeymooners"