I'm not going to lie to all of you. This statement is true for me.
Mr. Darcy was my first Jane Austen love since I discovered Pride and Prejudice when I was 13, so that automatically makes him my favorite. He is intelligent, handsome, and the kindest man on earth. There is a reason that almost every woman in the world is in love with him. If you are not, you're wrong.
Mr. Knightley (Emma)
Knightley is perfect because he is the perfect balance of sarcasm, intelligence and charm. He loves Emma through everything and shows that the best love can grow out of friendship. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
Captain Wentworth (Persuasion)
*Sigh.* He waits for Anne for SEVEN years, even when she was persuaded to reject him the first time. If that isn't commitment and love, I don't know what is. "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you."
Darcy, Wentworth and Knightley are my top three favorite leading men. For those of you who have read/seen Austen, do you agree with me? Who is your favorite? Who would you put in a top three?
For my gentlemen readers, who are your favorite leading ladies?