The Living and the Dead by Patrick White

"The Living and the Dead" is a novel that explores the lives and relationships of the Standish family living in London. The story delves into the complexities of the human condition, as it portrays the characters' struggles with their identities, societal expectations, and the inherent loneliness of existence. The narrative is characterized by its rich, introspective, and often satirical examination of the upper-middle-class life, the disillusionment of youth, and the search for meaning.

The 2307th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1941, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 150.0.

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