Fiction books featuring a stoic protagonist #

who, as Arnold relates, "with equanimity surveys
Lustre of goodness, strife of passion, sloth
Of ignorance, not angry if they are,
Not wishful when they are not ... who sits
A sojourner and stranger in their midst
Unruffled, standing off, saying—serene—
When troubles break, 'These be the Qualities!'"

Title Character Author
Foundation Salvor Hardin Asimov
A Gentleman in Moscow Alexander Rostov Towles
Knight Without Armour Ainsely Fothergill Hilton
Leave it to Psmith Ronald Psmith Wodehouse
A Man in Full Conrad Hensley Wolfe

See also Descriptive book titles that obviate the need to read the book.

/misc | Aug 26, 2020


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