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A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe, 1998

Cover of Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel A Man in Full, 1st edition, published by Farrar,
Straus & Giroux.

Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full features a character named Hensley who goes to prison and
discovers Epictetus’ Discourses, whereupon Hensley becomes a student of stoicism and learns
that one cannot really lose anything one thought one possessed.


Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998

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