He Said That? 4/17/17

From L. Frank Baum (1856–1919), American author chiefly known for his children’s books, The Lost Princess of Oz (1917):

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire


4 responses to “He Said That? 4/17/17

  1. L. Frank Baum “chiefly known for his children’s books” – I would say so!
    Oz makes a wonderful get away!
    Also, is there a non-children’s book you recommend?


    • I like Dostoyevsky (The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Possessed, The Gambler), Twain (Tom Sawyer, The War Prayer), Conrad (Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim), Maughum (Of the Moon and Sixpence, Of Human Bondage), Waugh (Brideshead Revisited), Follett (The Pillars of the Earth), Puzo (The Godfather), Rand (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), Steinbeck (East of Eden, Of Mice and Men), Orwell (1984, Animal Farm, Collected Essays–best essayist I’ve come across), P.G. Wodehose (the Jeeves books), Ian Fleming (the Bond books, surprisingly well-written), Stone (Lust for Life, The Agony and the Ecstasy), Schulberg (What Makes Sammy Run?), Potok (The Chosen), Hugo (Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ninety-Three (try to get the edition with an introduction by Ayn Rand)), Lefevre (Reminiscences of a Stock Operator), Lewis (Arrowsmith, Babbitt), Wharton (The Age of Innocence), and Gore (The Gordian Knot, The Golden Pinnacle, Prime Deceit). Is that enough to get you started?

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      • WHOA lol I meant books that Baum had authored that were not children’s books. I do like the reading list though – thanks. Pleased that I have read many and feel compelled to read those I have not 😉


        • Oh, I misunderstood. I haven’t read any adult books by Baum, so I can’t make any recommendations there. However, I invite you to recommend some of your favorites, Baum or otherwise. We’ll get the SLL Literary Circle going. Other readers are invited to join.

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