6 romantic tales to get you started

Romantic stories are very popular with learners of English when choosing one of our Pearson English Readers.

We have readers that suit all reading levels and ages:

Young learners: Disney Cinderella (level 1) or Disney The Little Mermaid: Ariel and the Prince (level 2)

Teens and adults: Girl Meets Boy and Mike's Lucky Day (both level 1) both explore the theme of young love

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Disney Cinderella (level 1)

There is a dance at the castle. Cinderella is sad. Her sisters are at the dance... Pouf! It is the Fairy Godmother. She gives Cinderella a dress. Does Cinderalla go to the dance?

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Disney The Little Mermaid: Ariel and the Prince (level 2)

Ariel is a mermaid. She loves human things. One day, Ariel sees a Prince. She loves him! She wants to be human. Can Ariel find a way?

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Disney Beauty and the Beast (level 5)

Once there was a prince who lived in a beautiful castle. He was rich and handsome, but he was not kind. An enchantress changed him into a beast. To break the spell, he must learn to love and to be loved. One day, Belle, a smart, brave young woman, comes to the castle. Can...

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Pride and Prejudice Book (level 5)

Jane and Elizabeth Bennet are the oldest of five sisters in need of husbands, but it isn’t easy to find the right man. Are Mr Bingley, Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham all that they seem? Will pride and prejudice ever be defeated in the search for true love?

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Tales from the Arabian Nights Book (level 2)

Sheherezade is beautiful and clever. She also knows a thousand and one wonderful stories. Her husband wants to kill her, but he can’t. Sheherezade tells him stories about a clever servant girl and a boy judge, about Ali Baba and Aladdin. What happens next? Her husband wants to know. He listens – and she lives.

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Wuthering Heights Book (level 5)

On the wild and lonely Yorkshire moors, a tragic story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff fall in love. But it is a dangerous love, filled with unhappiness and suffering. When Catherine finally breaks Heathcliff ’s heart, Heathcliff decides to break everyone else’s and plans a terrible revenge.

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More romance titles

Romantic readers

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (level 3) is a timeless tale of tragic romance, a theme also explored in other classic novels such as The Go-Between (level 4), Dr Zhivago (level 5), Wuthering Heights (level 5), and Captain Correlli's Mandolin (level 6).

Romantic comedies

Notting Hill (level 3), and Love Actually (level 4) are delightful, stories of romance and fun, and tell the tale of love in a modern world.