Heroes in the classics have a really tough time. From Dickens and Austen to Wilde and Orwell, we've put together synopses for the more sensitive reader
Margaret Hale travels North to woo factory owner after Southern house prices outstrip her annual pin money.
When super-emotional Cathy falls for overly-ambitious Heathcliff, everyone’s life is turned upside down.
Orphan is forced to fraternise with criminals after bitter old woman denies him inheritance.
Millennial hides away hideous selfie in a bid to avoid ever looking like his Dad.
F. Scott Fitgerald
Lovesick rich guy throws lavish parties in a romantic attempt to ensnare his ex-girlfriend, who in turn plays with his feelings and gets away with murder.
Man is entirely comfortable with creeping encroachment of the state. Doesn’t infringe on his life at all.
As #girlboss Jane Eyre's glass ceiling metaphorically and physically burns down, getting married offers her a chance to raise a house deposit.
Denied a smartphone by her father, Emma disastrously tries her hand at match-making without Tinder.