Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Madness I Tell You! (a list of novels)

Having just read Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture, I realized I have read quite a few novels featuring mad characters. For others who enjoy such novels I give you a list of novels featuring madness, insanity, and asylums. For the novels I have read but not reviewed, I have given my rating.

Historical Fiction
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Wildthorn by Jane England
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber My Review
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin My Review
The Last Queen by C W Gortner
The Emancipator's Wife by Barbara Hambly
Bedlam by Greg Hollingshead
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain
The Listener by Shira Nayman
Mary by Janis Cooke Newman Read-5 Fleurs!
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell Read-3 Fleurs
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Read-5 Fleurs!

The ClassicsJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte My review
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte My Review
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
The Awakening by Kate Chopin Read- 3 Fleurs
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Read- 4 Fleurs
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Read- 3 Fleurs
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

And a Few Contemporary Books I've Enjoyed....Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

Do you like novels with mad characters? Are there any others out there you would recommend?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful blog! I like the ghost stories of Henry James because you never know what is really happening. Maybe there's a ghost or maybe the narrator is crazy.