Affairs In Literature: The 11 Most Unfaithful Protagonists In Books

Story courtesy of Barnes And Noble Review.

By Amy Hertz

The love that leads to marriage begins with so much promise. But, in books as in life, the minute the spotlight shines on the happy couple, the cockroaches scatter for cover. Problems surface -- boredom, obsession, or hormonally induced mistaken identity (oops you’re not who I thought you were), and those of us watching are riveted by the consequences -- especially in the case of infidelity. Hence its perennial appearance in some of the world's greatest fiction. It’s hard to stay married, as these authors will attest, and if you’re in the throes of a break up, you’ll probably recognize yourself in one or more of these narratives. If a book gave you a kick in the pants to leave a marriage -- or kept you from making a disastrous choice -- let us know on Facebook or Twitter, #litsplit.