The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy

"The Last Gentleman" is a novel about a disoriented and confused man from the South who suffers from a "nervous condition" that causes him to forget who he is. When he meets a young man dying from a brain tumor, he decides to leave his home in New York and travel with the man and his family back to the South. Throughout his journey, he attempts to discover his own identity and grapples with existential questions about life, love, and death.

The 1841st greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 192

Since this book was first published in 1966, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 192.0.

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