His soft hand on my cheek was ice cold. I tried to hiss at him, to spit on his face, to force him away from me. But I was paralysed. His eyes were filled with a deep longing, and he leaned forwards slightly so that his lips were only a few inches from mine. "I adore you, Valerie. We were made for each other."

His soft hand on my cheek was ice cold. I tried to hiss at him, to spit on his face, to force him away from me. But I was paralysed. His eyes were filled with a deep longing, and he leaned forwards slightly so that his lips were only a few inches from mine. "I adore you, Valerie. We were made for each other."

Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton) in Wuthering Heights (1970); Top 20 Bad Boys - Byronic Heroes in Literature

Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton) in Wuthering Heights (1970); Top 20 Bad Boys - Byronic Heroes in Literature

This lonesome gargoyle who burns in hell but secretly yearns for heaven...secretly, secretly. -- The Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler). Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

This lonesome gargoyle who burns in hell but secretly yearns for heaven...secretly, secretly. -- The Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler). Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness. -- Dracula (Gary Oldman); Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness. -- Dracula (Gary Oldman); Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity - perhaps more so than she. My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate. To me everything is of little moment. I have become as easily accustomed to grief as to joy, and my life grows emptier day by day.- Pechorin of A Hero of Our Time (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity - perhaps more so than she. My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate. To me everything is of little moment. I have become as easily accustomed to grief as to joy, and my life grows emptier day by day.- Pechorin of A Hero of Our Time (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

“It is these black clothes,” said Strange. “I am like a leftover piece of funeral, condemned to walk about the Town, frightening people into thinking of their own mortality.” - Jonathan Strange of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

“It is these black clothes,” said Strange. “I am like a leftover piece of funeral, condemned to walk about the Town, frightening people into thinking of their own mortality.” - Jonathan Strange of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

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I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool; Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) of Rebecca. Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film.

I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool; Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) of Rebecca. Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film.

The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) of Snow White and the Huntsman (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film)

The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) of Snow White and the Huntsman (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film)

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