Jonathan Livingston Seagull Author:Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. The book tells the story of a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingne... more »ss to conform results in his expulsion from his flock. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads an idyllic life.
One day, Jonathan is met by two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" (a possible allusion to the beliefs of traditional Chinese in that there is no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge), where he meets other gulls who love to fly.« less