Author: Winwood Reade
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101661
Through the medium of a story, The Outcast explores the meaning and purpose of life. Every generation has grappled with this fundamental problem of life. Winwood's own answer in this book is to frankly accept life in all its various shades. But more importantly, he emphasizes that life should be a service towards others and without expecting any reward for it. That along brings happiness in life.
First published in 1875, The Outcast went into its third impression in that year itself. Along with the Martyrdom of Man, The Outcast stands as a wonderful testimony to Reade's philosophical thoughts.