¡Libros II! (novelas de personaje)

Ya sabes, si quieres redactar mejor, lee… Otra selección de libros cuyo eje es el carácter. (Vía Mercator)


Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe (1719)
A shipwrecked Englishman struggles to survive on a desert island. A classic of the self-reliant individualism which characterises the “Anglo-Saxon” approach to social issues.

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, by George Eliot (1861)
A keen psychological portrait of a recluse who discovers love when he adopts a foundling girl.

Short Stories, by Henry Lawson (1896)
Australia’s first world-class writer, Lawson chronicled the hardscrabble lives of outback settlers in dusty towns and minefields. Required reading for all Aussies.

Short Stories, by Anton Chekhov (1900)
One of the greatest of Russian writers, who introduced a wholly new way of writing to fiction.

Kim, by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
A vivid portrait of India, its teeming cities, religions, and superstitions, and bazaars in the days of the Great Game.

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903)
During the Kondike Gold Rush, a sled dog reverts to the savagery of his wolvish forebears in this Darwinian fable about survival of the fittest.

Dubliners, by James Joyce (1915)
These brilliant depictions of middle-class life in the early years of the 20th Century served as a dress rehearsal for Joyce’s great novel Ulysses.

Selected Short Stories, by Katherine Mansfield (1920)
Memorable snapshots of human experience by New Zealand’s greatest writer.

The Diary of a Country Priest, by Georges Bernanos (1937)
The spiritual life of a sickly young priest in a forgotten French village. A book of great spiritual depth.

A House for Mr Biswas, by V.S Naipaul (1961)
The story of a ne’er-do-well Indian living in Trinidad.

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguru (1989)
A wonderful elegiac novel about the true meaning of human dignity, told through the unlikely person of an ageing English butler.

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (2004)
The fictional autobiography of an elderly pastor in the secluded town of Gilead, Iowa, who knows that he is dying of a heart condition.

Saturday, by Ian McEwan (2005)
The action in this highly-raised novel takes place in London, on Saturday, 15 February 2003, during a large demonstration against the invasion of Iraq.


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