What is this book that a mad monk recommended?
July 15, 2014 5:53 PM Subscribe
Reading The Count of Monte Cristo. Spoilers:
posted by johngoren to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After the hero winds up in prison, he meets a genius named Abbé Faria, who claims that you only need to read 150 great books in order to be a great man: "I can recite to you Thucydides, Xenophon, Plutarch, Livy, Tacitus, Strada, Jornadès, Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Spinoza, Machiavelli and Bossuet..."
Who is Strada, I wonder?