One Night of Unbridled Passion
In the spirit of romance, I asked some willing authors: "If you could spend one unbridled night with any fictional character in the world, who would it be?"
Janet Evanovich: Uncle Scrooge, from Carl Barks's Disney comics. He's always going on adventures, he pushes his money around with a bulldozer, and he wears a top hat but no pants. Does it get any better than that?
Diana Gabaldon: Ah, that would be Lord Peter Wimsey from Dorothy L. Sayers's Busman's Honeymoon, among others. An Englishman of wit, humor, intelligence and compassion, capable of suddenly breaking off in the midst of a wittily bantering conversation and saying huskily to his wife, "Tu m'enivres!" (You inflame me) -- to say nothing of quoting John Donne soon after his wedding night: "License my roving hands, and let them go, Behind, before, above, between, below...."
Philippa Gregory: Cleopatra, as described by Shakespeare. Fabulously beautiful, amazingly sexy, ready to die for love! No contest. Just Cleopatra, a snake and me.
Susan Isaacs: You have to ask? Edward Rochester, of course, from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. He's got that quivering-with-barely-suppressed-passion business, but he's also elegant. (A guy has to do more than simply spritz testosterone when the sommelier hands him the wine list.)
Adriana Trigiani agrees: Rochester -- he's a mysterious man on a horse in the English countryside -- sounds like a keeper to me.
Lisa Scottoline: I would spend the night with the Three Musketeers from Dumas's classic novel. My motto is "One for all, all for me."
Diane Johnson: That hunk Lord Byron's Don Juan, without a doubt. In addition to his attested charms as a Valentine, he was funny, smart, and idealistic -- all qualities in short supply during the past few years, and now happily back in fashion.
Barbara Taylor Bradford: Rhett Butler from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind because he exudes masculinity and excitement, is gorgeous, dashing and gallant, a dangerous dude who smacks of soldier of fortune, the type that sets a woman's heart pounding in anticipation. But it must be Rhett Butler in the image of Clark Gable for me -- nothing less will do!
Go ahead: Confess. Who would you choose?
-- Ron Charles
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: choirgirl04 | February 18, 2009 9:42 AM
Posted by: virginia82 | February 18, 2009 10:31 AM
Posted by: lheffelkcrrcom | February 18, 2009 10:42 AM
Posted by: prokaryote | February 18, 2009 11:40 AM
Posted by: imzadi | February 18, 2009 12:38 PM
Posted by: Biblibio | February 18, 2009 12:40 PM
Posted by: Mary17 | February 18, 2009 1:18 PM
Posted by: ronchar | February 18, 2009 1:22 PM
Posted by: smtsm | February 18, 2009 1:46 PM
Posted by: elyrest | February 18, 2009 2:55 PM
Posted by: psworley | February 18, 2009 3:19 PM
Posted by: cjbriggs | February 18, 2009 4:14 PM
Posted by: redhdedwench | February 18, 2009 6:19 PM
Posted by: writergal85 | February 18, 2009 10:52 PM
Posted by: rodneypwelch | February 19, 2009 8:12 PM
Posted by: prokaryote | February 20, 2009 3:24 PM
Posted by: elyrest | February 21, 2009 10:29 PM
Posted by: Jackalynw | February 22, 2009 9:19 AM
Posted by: jweissmn | February 23, 2009 8:23 AM
Posted by: prokaryote | February 25, 2009 11:24 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.