What are the best books that feature old people?

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    #1A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.

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    Juan Phillips
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Charles Dickens is a brilliant writer and A Christmas Carol is an amazing show of his skills. It tells the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep. You may know this story, but this is the updated unabridged version. If you don't know the story, make sure you read it! I have always been a huge fan of Dickens and this made me an even larger fan!"
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    #2The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and his supreme ordeal with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway. 

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    Leonardo Ventura
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I enjoyed this as a kid and now again as an adult. A fantastic book that everyone should read at least once!"
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    #3Tuesdays With Morrie

    Tuesdays With Morrie
    Tuesdays With Morrie is a bestselling memoir by American author Mitch Albom, first published in 1997. It tells the story of the author's relationship with a former college professor, who taught him important life lessons.
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    Edith Guzmán
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Tuesdays With Morrie is such a wonderful book, showing how one should not only respect their elders, but that they can be full of wisdom and sound advice. The young man befriends his college professor and learns so much from him, wisdom that would take a lifetime to learn on your own It's great!"
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    #4King Lear

    King Lear

    King Lear was too old and tired to reign anymore, so he decided to divide his realm among his daughters: the two eldest daughters flattered him, and they were rewarded properly, but the youngest child, Cordelia, expressed her true feelings towards him, and was disinherited, what ultimately made the King lose his mind. 

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    Frank Kelly
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "King Lear is a decent book featuring old people. Although it's a classic, it does drag at times. I;d rather read other Shakespeare works."
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    #5No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men is a bestselling mystery novel written by Cormac McCarthy, first published in 2005. Set in the border between Texas and Mexico, it tells the story of Llewellyn Moss and his entanglement in the world of crime.

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    Juan Carlos Antonio
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a stunning book, full of violence, blood, revenge, and murder. It's McCarthy exploring how decisions we think are good one moment, can turn horrifically bad the next. The Sherriff, Bell is a wonderful, well-written older man. But I think, whilst the book is a fantastic read, there are others out there that feature old people."
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    #6The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.
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    Johnny Stanley
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A very interesting read for those who like the time frame and mysteries. "
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    #7The Tempest

    The Tempest

    The Tempest is a play by the iconic medieval poet and playwright William Shakespeare. It is believed to have been written in 1610. It is about the complexities of the human mind and the gray areas in life choices.

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    Nathan Perkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I would gladly recommend this book even if I am not very familiar with it. Just reading some of the positive reviews, almost all of the reviews are greatly praising the book for its content and the thousands of other reviews would definitely score this one as one of the best."
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    #8Oblomov

    Oblomov

    Ivan Goncharov's novel, Oblomov, focuses on the life of Ilya Ilyich Oblamov, a member of the landed gentry. Set in the early 19th century, this novel tackles the flaws of feudalism and the vast differences between social classes.

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    Robert Holland
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "If you love Russian Literature you will love Oblomov. I think it's one of the best books that I've read in this genre. This book kept me entertained the whole way through and I was sad when it ended. "
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    #9Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg has a folksy, fresh, endearing and affecting story. Written by one of the fairest and funniest ladies in America, it tells a contrasting, yet enthralling tale of humor and drama.

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    Vibhore Verma
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great book about old people and will always make me laugh. I always hope that my family will express the willingness to continue on like the people in this book. "
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    #10The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club
    The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a group of four Chinese women who meet together for mahjong and companionship. Later, their daughters continue the tradition.
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    Kathy Price
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel about four older women. It was an endearing story about tradition and legacy."
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    #11Plainsong

    Plainsong

    Plainsong is a contemporary literary fiction written by Kent Haruf. It was published August 22, 2000 by Vintage. It follows the story of a disarrayed family judged by society.

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    Ethan Fisher
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I felt that the story was a perfect allegory of the every day struggles of almost any individual struggling through every day adversities. While this story location is remote, the feeling it garners can be related to by anyone in an urban setting."

Summary

Best What are the best books that feature old people
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Christmas CarolBooks 40 Paid
2The Old Man and the SeaBooks 36 Paid
3Tuesdays With MorrieBooks 35 Paid
4King Lear Books 33 Paid
5No Country for Old MenBooks 31 Paid
6The Name of the RoseBooks 30 Paid
7The TempestBooks 29 Paid
8OblomovBooks 27 Paid
9Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeBooks 24 Paid
10The Joy Luck ClubBooks 24 Paid
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