Monday, October 19, 2009

Learning About People

Quick question: If you had to recommend three novels to a young person who wanted to learn about people, which ones would you name?

My picks:
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor


Anonymous said...

Man's Search for Meaning Frankl
Great Expectations Dickens
The Idiot Dostoyevsky

Bonnie's List

Michael Wade said...


Great list. Frankl's book, of course, although not a novel, certainly reveals a lot about people. Certain scenes are unforgettable.

I have to confess that I've never read "The Idiot" but, thanks to your recommendation, I will.