10 Books About Loners and Outsiders

Literature is full of people on the fringes of society

We all, at some time or another, feel like outsiders. It should come as no surprise, then, that some of the best books ever written have explored what it means to be a outsider; a person on the fringes of society, or a person that feels alone when they're surrounded by people, or even a person that cannot interact with the world like everyone else does. Here are ten of our favourite examples of literature about the noble loner.

L'Etranger cover

2. L'Etranger

Albert Camus
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

4. Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre
The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home

7. The Sea Detective

Mark Douglas-Home