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    A Definitive Ranking Of Jane Austen's Male Hotties

    Don't get me started on Collins.

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    15. William Collins, Pride and Prejudice

    BBC

    Pros: Are there any?????

    Cons: Clingy, annoying, unattractive, conceited. Has as much personality as a damp rag, but less useful.

    14. Philip Elton, Emma

    Miramax

    Pros: Um... good with words, I guess?

    Cons: HEARTLESS PLAYER.

    13. George Wickham, Pride and Prejudice

    BBC

    Pros: Really hot. Pretty charming. Nice hair.

    Cons: Dirtbag.

    12. John Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility

    Mirage Productions

    Pros: Chivalrous!

    Cons: Self-centered and materialistic.

    11. Henry Crawford, Mansfield Park

    Arts Council England

    Pros: Mad flow.

    Cons: Vain, impulsive, thinks women need to be saved.

    10. Frank Churchill, Emma

    BBC

    Pros: Smart, charming, ~fancy~.

    Cons: Pretentious, still takes money his aunt, cares way too much about haircuts.

    9. William Elliot, Persuasion

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    Pros: Sassy.

    Cons: Really dishonest. Also moves on waaay too quick after his wife dies.

    8. Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

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    Pros: Good sense of humor.

    Cons: Sort of misogynistic. A little too ironic.

    7. Charles Bingley, Pride and Prejudice

    BBC

    Pros: Sweet, charming, does the right thing in the end.

    Cons: Total flip-flopper, kinda stupid. :(

    6. Edward Ferrars, Sense and Sensibility

    BBC One

    Pros: Romantic, honorable. (He keeps his engagement to Lucy despite falling for another woman, which is more than we can say for some other guys on this list.)

    Cons: Kind of dull, flirted while not being fully available. :O

    5. Edmund Bertram, Mansfield Park

    Arts Council England

    Pros: Heart of gold.

    Cons: Marries his cousin. :/

    4. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

    BBC

    Pros: Brilliant. ~Sensitive~. Colin Firth emerging from a lake.

    Cons: Moody AF. Sort of like dating a teenage boy.

    3. Colonel Brandon, Sense and Sensibility

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    Pros: Super romantic, super sweet. Will read to you. Overall amazing human.

    Cons: Is not proactive enough, dammit! He almost lost the girl! :(

    2. George Knightley, Emma

    Miramax

    Pros: Doesn’t back down from a challenge. Blunt, in a hot way. Tolerant of Emma being a complete daddy’s girl.

    Cons: Takes his sweet time to get to the point.

    1. Captain Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion

    BBC

    Pros: Really, really hot. A Captain. Writes steamy letters. Is persistent but not annoying.

    Cons: Look at that face. NONE.

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