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Literary men we love

Some of the most attractive men in history are found on the pages of great books - and come alive only in the imagination of their readers. In this gallery, Stylist invites you to curl-up with 35 of the most irresistible literary males. Swoon over Bronte's Byronic hero Heathcliff, Homer's fearsome Achilles, and charismatic rebels like Catch-22's Yossarian, revel in the inappropriate allure of intelligent killers like Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov and Shakespeare's Hamlet, and be seduced by the arrogant charms of the likes of Rhett Butler, the intelligence of Sherlock Holmes, the gruff swashbuckling Richard Sharpe, and the dangerous but delicious Edward Cullen.

Click an image below to open the gallery, then let us know which literary man you adore on Twitter.

Words: Anna Pollitt

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