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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (ISBN 0-380-01286-3), written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection and self-sacrifice. First published in 1970 as “Jonathan Livingston Seagull — a story”, it became a favorite on American university campuses. By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader’s Digest had published a condensed version, and the book reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for 38 weeks. It is still in print as of 2006.

Bach said the title of the book was inspired by John H. "Johnny" Livingston, a barnstorming pilot during the 1920s and 1930s.


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Ezanee posted over 7 years ago

I love this book! Made me glad to study flight.

gbman posted over 7 years ago

It was one of the first books I read as a kid. It still ranks as my favorite.

Ezanee posted over 7 years ago

Aimee, what are you doing bookmarking this? Read the book, and then add this as the best!

Aimee posted over 7 years ago

Haha, I will! I've had it recommended to me before but ended up forgetting about it, least now I've bookmarked it I hopefully wont this time! :)

gbman posted over 7 years ago

Ezanee is right, once you read it you will know why so many people recommend it, it's a great book. Once I find my copy I plan to read it again.

Yuusuke~Kiri posted over 7 years ago

One of my favorite books, top 3!

Gryffin posted over 6 years ago

One of the most inspirational books ever written.