Six Classics That Deserve More Love - Episode 12

Looking for your next great read?  This episode features six little-known classics and why I feel they should be famous.

Comments

Stephen said…
I'm most intrigued by that Verne one. The anarchist (misanthrope, perhaps?) sounds a little like Nemo, but to a more extreme degree. Thank you for sharing these!
Marian H said…
Thanks Stephen, I hope you enjoy Magellania if you get a chance to read it! Kaw-djer is very like Nemo...those types of characters must really have appealed to Verne on a human level, even if he didn't agree with their outlook.
Stephen said…
Well, Jack London did the same sort of thing with his characters Wolf Larsen and Martin Eden: they're these nietzschean wannabes, these physical and intellectual titans who are constantly fighting for -- something. Larsen plays his energy against the waves and whales, and Eden is at first distracted by wanting to win over the love of a woman...but both of them meet bad ends. As you say with Verne, I think London was fascinated by their "wildness" even if he disagreed with their philosophy.

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