My brother sent me a link to the 111 Most Bangable Boys in British Literature. Obviously, I had to share it with you, dear readers, even though I disagree. Maybe you agree with Ms. Frye, but how could Mr. Rochester beat out Mr. Darcy? Seriously? Darcy doesn’t have a secret, insane wife in his attic.
But, the list ranks on bangability, not marriage material…so… maybe I can see how Rochester nabbed the number one spot. He’d probably be good in bed given his passionate nature, but I think I’d still rather have Mr. Darcy. At least with Darcy I’d know he wasn’t thinking about Bertha and that I had his full attention.
So, who else is on my list besides Mr. Darcy? Drum roll please!
I give you…
Indigo’s Top Ten British Boys!
Remus Lupin Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (37 on Frye’s list)
Lupin is smart, kind and loyal. Even though he’s reserved, I imagine he could tap into those wolf-like tendencies if he wanted to. With that said, there’d always be the fear of him turning into a wolf while getting intimate. Accidents happen! He could forget to take his potion!
<——— King Arthur The Once and Future King by T.H. White (45)
Alright, I admit it. I’ve never actually read The Once and Future King. I have read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and several pre-1500 epic poems, and, you just gotta love King Arthur. Leader of England, holder of Excalibur, a believer in democracy (shout out to the round table). You can’t go wrong. Although, he could get too distracted by his job.
Captain Wentworth Persuasion by Jane Austen (54)
The letter Captain Wentworth writes Anne is one of the most passionate things I’ve read (future boyfriends, take note). But, as a British Naval Officer, he is reserved. Clearly he can break out of that mold sometimes, but I get the feeling it wouldn’t happen that often. Besides, ships are close quarters. I wouldn’t want anyone overhearing our amorous activities.
Sirius Black Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (26)
Ah, the bad boy. I love me some bad boys. But, Sirius isn’t quite right in the head (understandably so) after being wrongfully imprisoned in Azkaban for 11 (?) years.
Algernon Moncrieff The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (14)
The lady’s man… Algernon clearly has some smooth moves if he keeps attracting the ladies. And he’s witty. A guy that can make me laugh, well, that’s worth a lot.
Legolas The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (45)
Again, I admit, I’ve never actually read The Lord of the Rings. But, I have seen the movies (extended additions included) several times. If you didn’t know this about me already, I have a thing for guys with long hair. Legolas, you can talk elvish to me anytime.
James Bond Casino Royale by Ian Flemming (23) ———–>
Uh, hello, James Bond is the sex symbol. And he’s spy. Nothing like the possibility of getting shot to heat things up.
Lancelot The Once and Future King by T.H. White (36)
Ah, Lancelot. A true knight in shining armor. He’s gallant and romantic and who cares if he’s sleeping with his king’s (and best friend’s) wife? Besides, he’s hot.
Robin Hood Piers Plowman (44)
Not going to lie, I had to google this reference. But apparently, Robin Hood’s first literary reference comes from this ancient poem, (one of the guys in the poem says he can’t name the saints but knows all the rhymes of Robin Hood). Anyway, like I said, I love me some bad boys, and technically Robin Hood is an outlaw, and add the “steal from the rich to give to the poor” bit and it’s swoon city. And, he’s gotta be pretty buff from living in the woods and running away from Prince John’s men.
<———Mr. Darcy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (3)
I had a really hard time with this, and almost put Robin Hood as number one, but then decided Robin Hood probably smelled. Not Mr. Darcy. He has access to baths and good books and good food. And, he has a humble side–remember when he found Wickham and made him do right by Lydia (and therefore Elizabeth) and tried to keep it a secret? Clearly he was putting Elizabeth’s needs in front his own, and that, my friends, is a good quality.
So, that’s my list. When I think about it, Ms. Frye’s list was a little weird (Peter Pan, wtf). In the words of my brother, “Frankenstein’s monster? Aslan? I can’t say I have ever been attracted to a patchwork humanoid creation or lion/God before…”
Stay tuned for Cornflower’s and Sapphire’s top ten lists!