Infographic: The Secret Formulas to Your Favorite Classic Romances

If you’re a fan of classic romance novels, you’ll fall in love with this infographic. The folks over at have broken down seven classics by Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, and others to determine what makes them work.

The infographic counts the number of times that each book uses the word “love” and the word “kiss.” The image also provides a neat little graphic showing the book’s “DNA,” which breaks down the language used to describe motion, dialogue, and more.

There are even a couple of “heat maps” that illustrate the pacing of Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility, as well as some comparisons to non-romance novels.

Check out the complete infographic below!