14 of the Worst Break Ups in Literature

Ever had your heart broken? At least you weren't one part of these literary pairings.

If you're single, cynical or simply sick of the whole love thing, here are 14 of the worst break ups in literature, to make you feel... something.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

5. Freedom

Jonathan Franzen
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

7. On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan
The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott

8. The Bride of Lammermoor

Sir Walter Scott
High Fidelity cover

9. High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

10. Buddha Da

Anne Donovan
Anna Karenina by Nikolayevich Tolstoy

11. Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

13. Sunset Song

Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Wuthering Heights

14. Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte